Acadiana has remained resilient to the national economic downturn, bolstered in part by the strength of the local home building industry. Analysts everywhere use residential construction as a leading indicator of economic vitality, so what can we learn from local trends about the years ahead in our own market?
Economist Elliott Eisenberg returns to Lafayette with a new economic impact study with up-to-date numbers on this bellwether business, just commissioned by The Acadiana Home Builders Association. From its impact on community planning and development to funding for public infrastructure, Eisenberg’s report—and entertaining presentation—will bring a fresh look at industry trends in homebuilding here at home.
In addition to this presentation, the report will be published in-paper and online in The Independent on March 21.
Tickets: $40 per person or $350 for a premium reserved table for eight
Luncheon is Tuesday, March 20 at The Hilton Lafayette. For luncheon reservations, contact Robin Hebert:
or by phone at 337.769.8603.
Presented in cooperation with Acadiana Home Builders Association
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 go public this year.
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.