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General Information
Cities and Parishes
 Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana
 Special Attractions



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LSUE is proud to be a part of Central Acadiana. We are proud of the region's rich and diverse cultures. We are also proud to be playing a role in the region's future development.

LSUE's web pages on Central Acadiana highlight the area's cultures, with special emphasis on information of interest to tourists. In addition, the pages provide information on economic development. Information was supplied by chambers of commerce and was also obtained from other sources.
The pages are divided into sections on four parishes that form LSUE's immediate service area.

General Tourism Information

Acadiana is a popular tourism destination for tens of thousands of visitors who want to sample the region's unique culture or who enjoy hunting and fishing. These pages do not list motels, bed and breakfast inns, or restaurants. For information on these facilities, contact the chambers of commerce or tourism agencies listed in these pages. The weather is generally hot from mid-May through September, punctuated during most summers by frequent cooling showers. From late November through February, cold spells can occasionally bring temperatures below freezing, but typical winter weather is mild. Spring and fall offer many days of pleasant weather.

Crawfish.jpg (18066 bytes) A Plate of Louisiana Crawfish

General Economic Development Information

As of early 2009, Louisiana's economy is faring better than in most other parts of the country. Though the immediate future is uncertain in the face of worldwide recession, the long-term prospects remain bright. New major natural gas discoveries in Northwest Louisiana will contribute to the state's economic growth, and, when petroleum prices recover, Louisiana will benefit from its long-term leadership in activities related to exploration and production. As the state continues to rebound from effects of hurricanes, emphasis remains on economic diversification and on fostering business development.

Louisiana workers have a proven record of productivity and dependability in industries as diverse and demanding as aerospace, automobile manufacturing, shipbuilding, and petrochemicals.  The state is committed to providing educational opportunities to match workforce needs.

Updated March 2009.
These pages were established and maintained by David Simpson,
who retired from LSUE in 2009.
I will thank David for sending me all the data from this beautiful webpages full with information about Cajun & Zydeco Culture.
It's back on the net.