One Acadiana

One Acadiana is the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and regional economic development organization serving the nine parish region of Acadiana.


One Acadiana is a bolder, re-energized version of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. We are a business-led, privately-funded economic development organization serving a nine-parish (county) area in South Louisiana. Our vision is to make our region one of the most sought-after places in the South for emerging businesses and professional talent. We call ourselves One Acadiana because we believe it takes a united region to create the best region.

Representing more than 700 businesses and individuals throughout the nine-parish region, we also serve as the central business organization for the city of Lafayette – providing leadership on local issues as well as the services and resources of a traditional chamber of commerce.

At One Acadiana, you’ll find a team of passionate, goal-oriented professionals who are working to grow our economy and tackling our most pressing challenges, including business development, public policy, and urban revitalization.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Economic Forecast (Specialty)
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Forming a Business

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising (Specialty)
  • Award Recognition

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based (Specialty)
  • Geographically Based (Specialty)
  • Home Based (Specialty)
  • Industry Specific (Specialty)
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Parish Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Small Business Policy (Specialty)
  • State Business Issues (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
Contact Information
Chris Messner
804 E. St. Mary Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70503