stephanie crist

Acadiana Profile Magazine has chosen Lafayette as the Acadiana City of the Year in their latest issue -woo hoo! This is just the latest honor for our beloved Lafayette, in addition to Best Food City (USA Today/Rand McNally); a Top 20 College Town (Travel + Leisure); a Top 3 Metro Area for Manufacturing Employment (Business Facilities); a Top 10 American City of the Future (Foreign Direct Investment); a Top 10 Oil and Gas Rich Market (Southern Business and Development) ; a Top 25 Area for a Working Retirement (Forbes); a Top 5 Mid-Sized City for Jobs (Forbes); a Top 25 Best Performing City (Milken Institute); and because of all this, it’s not surprising that Lafayette was deemed “The Most Optimistic City” in a March 2012 GALLUP poll. That's a lot of honors! Great food, music, people, festivals - thank you Acadiana Profile for recognizing Lafayette!