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Old 12-03-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Lafayette is definitely becoming better by the day.
Plenty of progress but not forgetting Cajun traditions.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:49 AM
 
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Zachary for good for schools ( its pretty much right out of Baton Rouge - BR is business & LSU)

total package would be lafayette area:
schooling
culture
activities
advancements (modern & progressive in most areas)
great hospitals
little big city but down home friendly
ULL college
diverse
traffic is tolerable
feels safe in 85% of areas
MALL
historical areas
plenty of stores & restaurants
great physical location of city relative to STATE & other fun/ visiting cities (New Orleans & Baton Rouge)
this area always comes out pretty safe for hurricanes even though it seems close to gulf
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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Thanks for the information. I'm ready for a warm change. The temperature here in Milwaukee didn't get over 10 degrees yesterday and probably won't be much better today.
I'm tired of this frozen rat race.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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It is definitely becoming more vibrant and exciting by the day to live here.
I just wish they'd work out the road problem. the state has never had an abundance of cash to spend though and what there is in squandered by corruption. Its unfortunate, but I guess thats the tradeoff for Cajuns running the place.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:15 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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It is definitely becoming more vibrant and exciting by the day to live here.
I just wish they'd work out the road problem. the state has never had an abundance of cash to spend though and what there is in squandered by corruption. Its unfortunate, but I guess thats the tradeoff for Cajuns running the place.
What Cajuns would that be ?
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:09 AM
 
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It is definitely becoming more vibrant and exciting by the day to live here.
I just wish they'd work out the road problem. the state has never had an abundance of cash to spend though and what there is in squandered by corruption. Its unfortunate, but I guess thats the tradeoff for Cajuns running the place.
I do agree that it is being wasted. Our tax dollars do not show much in the city of Lafayette; however, that much can not be blamed fully on our city-parish council.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Southern California native, now a few miles from Lake Michigan
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On what basis should a town/city be judged the best?

Low Crime Statistics?

Available ATTRACTIVE single women?

Lots of cultural entertainment?

Good restaurants?

Low unemployment rate?

Average rainfall/temperature?

Number of gay bars?

Number of churches?
Yes.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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I'm a Lake Charles , but I'd really say if I were to live elsewhere I'd choose Lafayette or Metarie.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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I'm a Lake Charles , but I'd really say if I were to live elsewhere I'd choose Lafayette or Metarie.
Looks like both Lafayette and Lake Charles made a recent top-ten list.

Ten Notable Collective Economic Development Efforts in the South

Lafayette:

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Lafayette, La. is a community known for its forward-thinking business and community leaders. Lafayette’s entrepreneurial spirit is what makes the region unique and a perfect test bed for innovative collaborations. The most recent collaboration is the Opportunity Machine (OM). The OM is a business accelerator and incubator focused on developing technology-intensive companies in the region. The OM is creating a technology ecosystem in Lafayette, centered on its members, which spreads throughout the community via education sessions, mentoring and coaching opportunities and community events.

The OM was created by the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise, the University of Louisiana and the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce as a single vehicle to bring together all of Lafayette’s technological resources and infrastructure for new business development. By working together these entities have launched the OM and other world-class initiatives that impact all areas of Lafayette -- from the education and arts communities to industry to government -- including the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (a collaboration between LEDA, UL Lafayette and the State of Louisiana) and Lafayette’s municipally-owned fiber optic network.
Lake Charles:

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Five parishes or counties, on the Texas side of south Louisiana are seeing benefits from working regionally. Formed in late 2006, the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, based in Lake Charles, La., has brought together the public and private sector from Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis Parishes to work together for economic growth and stability. The region of almost 300,000 has out-performed the nation during the recession and earned the most projects and expansions for smaller communities in the nation in 2010.

Hard hit by Hurricane Rita in 2005, then Ike and Gustav in 2007, the region has responded with strong determination. A construction boom followed these disasters and the economy diversified. Aviation, ports, tourism and gaming, healthcare and other categories experienced growth in recent years in Southwest Louisiana. The large petrochemical complex is the backbone of the region with over 23 facilities and 6,500 employees.

One of the results of collaboration is the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial Economic Development Center, or SEED Center, that is being constructed on the campus of McNeese State University. The facility will house a business incubator and the economic development agencies in a one-stop location.

The Alliance works closely with Chennault International Airpark, six area ports including the Port of Lake Charles and other industrial assets to market this robust area to the world.
Southern Business & Development > Features > Winter 2011 > Ten Notable Collective

Cool.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Lafayette is probably the most progressive city in Louisiana and it has a good Cajun culture. It also has a high quality of life.
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