Resources/Links

 

List of Useful Internet Sites

LAFAYETTE & ACADIANA

THE LAFAYETTE INTERNATIONAL CENTER
www.lecentre.org
The International Center of Lafayette. The International division of the Lafayette Consolidated Government. This website is in English, French & Spanish.

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LOUISIANE
www.festivalinternational.org
An annual Lafayette festival of music, art, food and handicrafts, drawing visitors and participants from all over the world. This web site is in both French and English.

LAFAYETTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (LEDA)
www.lafayette.org
"Resources to answer your business needs," where businesses can search a large database of companies, obtain technical business assistance, find help with government procurement, receive tax incentive counseling and search for available properties.

ACLA (Asociación Cultural Latino-Acadiana))
www.latinoacadiana.org
ACLA is an organization at the service of the Acadiana community in general and its Latin American members in particular. Our objective is to promote among its members and their families the fundamental values of our community: GOD, COUNTRY, FAMILY and FRIENDS, while preserving our heritage.

LAFAYETTE CONVENTION AND VISITORS COMMISSION (LCVC)
www.lafayettetravel.com
Excellent information on Lafayette, making it easy to plan your next meeting, group tour or vacation.
 

ONEACADIANA (formerly, GREATER LAFAYETTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
www.OneAcadiana.org
One Acadiana, formerly the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, is currently transforming into a national-caliber regional economic development organization serving a nine-parish (county) area in south Louisiana, with a long-term vision of making Acadiana one of the most high quality, sought after regions in the South for business and talent.

STATE OF LOUISIANA

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
www.opportunitylouisiana.com
Information on tax and business incentives as well as other services the department provides such as company counseling for international trade.

LOUISIANA OFFICE OF TOURISM
www.louisianatravel.com
A host of information regarding Louisiana, including where to go, where to stay and what to do.

LOUISIANA GEAUX BIZ

https://geauxbiz.sos.la.gov/
Everything an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business in Louisiana. A video demonstration under FAQ in the right-hand menu bar shows how this procedure can be easy and helpful.

WORLD TRADE CENTER OF NEW ORLEANS
www.WTCNO.org
Information on international trade relating to Louisiana, publications, statistics and trade events.

COUNCIL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FRENCH IN LOUISIANA (CODOFIL)
www.codofil.org
Dedicated to the development, utilization, and preservation of the French language in Louisiana for the cultural, economic and touristic benefit of the state.

USA & WORLDWIDE

INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION
www.ita.doc.gov
U.S. Department of Commerce provides export counseling, trade leads and statistics.

blog.trade.gov
The official blog of The International Trade Administration.

blog.trade.gov/2015/07/14/new-top-markets-series-provides-data-and-analysis-to-help-u-s-exporters-compare-opportunities-across-borders/
The International Trade Administration series on top markets helps U.S. exporters compare opportunities. 

trade.gov/topmarkets/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=tradeology&utm_campaign=topmarkets/
The ITA. market assessment tool.

SOUTHERN U.S. TRADE ASSOCIATION
www.susta.org

 

LOUISIANA DISTRICT EXPORT COUNCILDISTRICT EXPORT COUNCIL
https://ldec.org/ 
Works with the U.S. Commercial Service and the New Orleans U.S. Export Assistance Center to identify potential exports and act as mentors for new exporters.  

FRENCH-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
www.facc-gc.com
Develops and improves economic, commercial and financial relations between France
and the United States. Provides information on activities, publications and other topics.

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
www.sba.gov
Provides consulting and counseling services as well as financial assistance to new entrepreneurs and established businesses.