Economist Elliott Eisenberg returns to Lafayette next week with a new economic impact study, including up-to-date numbers on the home building industry and its projected influence on the local economy. He will present his report at a luncheon lecture on Tuesday, March 20, at noon at The Lafayette Hilton, presented jointly by INDevents and The Acadian Home Builders Association.
Eisenberg, a senior economist for the National Home Builders Association, is known for his lively presentation style and respected for his depth of knowledge on the industry. Analysts everywhere use residential construction as a leading indicator of economic vitality, and though Acadiana has remained resilient amid the national economic downturn, home building is still an important bellwether of what is to come in 2012 and beyond.
Tickets are $40 per person or $350 for a premium table for eight. For luncheon reservations, contact Robin Hebert by email at
or by phone at (337) 769-8603.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.