Commission Begins Work to Revitalize Heart of St. Landry

Brandy Ledet Development, Uncategorized

“Downtown Opelousas is the heart of St. Landry Parish, it must reflect the health and vitality of the parish as a whole.”St. Landry Parish President, Bill FontenotCommissioners of an Opelousas downtown development authority that has been expanded in both size and in scope have begun the work of rebuilding and revitalizing the heart of a town poised both literally and ...

LSU-E Boosts St. Landry Economy as well as Education

Brandy Ledet Education

In addition to providing for the futures of St. Landry Parish students, LSU-Eunice is helping to provide for their present well-being through a substantial contribution to the economies of the parish and region. A new study by Stephen Barnes and Dek Terrell of the Economics & Policy Research Group at the E.J. Courso College of Business on the Baton Rouge ...

Brown's "Megastore" Coming to Central St. Landry District

Brandy Ledet Development

The company will merge its current Lafayette and Opelousas stores into a 50,000-square-foot “megastore” near the I-49 intersection with Harry Guilbeau RoadOwner, Jason FontenotBrown’s Furniture, a fixture in St. Landry Parish for decades, is one of the first retailers to recognize the possibilities offered by the newly expanded Central St. Landry Economic Development District. The company will merge its current ...

New Projects, Expansions Moving St. Landry Parish Forward

Brandy Ledet Development

2017 has been another productive year for St. Landry Parish, highlighted by creation of a central development district that quickly attracted attention from developers who recognize the benefit of a prime location in a fast-growing area of the I-49 corridor. Crews have begun infrastructure work on a site incorporating nearly 100 acres of prime I-49 property, and regional developers are ...

Agreement Opens New Opportunities in SLP for LSUE Students

Brandy Ledet Education

“The partnership between our two institutions provides a seamless transition for LSUE students to complete a bachelor’s degree in a high-demand field of study. We will continue to develop more innovative pathways that lead to student completion, graduation, and success in their chosen careers.”LSUE Chancellor, Dr. Kimberly RussellIt’s now easier for LSU at Eunice graduates to pursue a bachelor’s degree ...

St. Landry Honoree Led Effort for Veterans’ Memorial

Brandy Ledet Culture

“I’m accepting this award on behalf of all the people who have been there for me all these years. I’m nothing without the people who supported me.”Patricia Mason-Guillory, 2017 Leaders in Philanthropy WinnerIn selecting Patricia Mason-Guillory for its 2017 Leaders in Philanthropy award, the Community Foundation of Acadiana is honoring a woman who has been active in St. Landry Parish ...

St. Landry Farmers Harvest Crawfish, Tradition

Brandy Ledet Development

As St. Landry parish aquaculture producers begin pulling crawfish from their ponds this month, they are harvesting a crop that has a substantial economic value to south Louisiana and a critter that has become ubiquitous as a symbol of south Louisiana. More than 1,600 farmers produce crawfish in some 111,000 acres of ponds in Louisiana, according to the Crawfish Promotion ...

‘Ramble’ Brings Record Crowd to St. Landry Town of Washington

Brandy Ledet Culture

"The one-day tours are designed to encourage people to see what is here, tell others about it, and come back themselves.” Trust Executive Director, Brian DavisThe old steamboat town of Washington set a record October 28, when visitors came from far and near to see its historic homes and buildings. More than 160 people from across Louisiana and parts of ...

St. Landry Parish Waste Director Remembered for Innovation

Brandy Ledet Environment

Katry Martin, the innovative director of the St. Landry solid waste district, is being remembered as a dedicated public servant who has been recognized for his work across the nation and at home for his generosity and spirit of community. He passed away October 10 at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer. He was buried October 14 ...

New St. Landry Development District Spurs Prompt Action

Brandy Ledet Development

St. Landry business and government leaders are wasting no time taking advantage of opportunities offered by creation of an enlarged development district in the heart of the parish. The newly expanded Central St. Landry Economic Development District extends the boundaries of the Harry Guilbeau district that was created in the fall of 2014 to include prime commercial sites along the ...