Lafayette Economic Development Authority

Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) is a full-service economic development organization which proactively assists businesses seeking to relocate, startup, or expand within Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.


Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) is a full-service economic development organization providing assistance to businesses seeking to start, expand or relocate to Lafayette Parish. LEDA\’s mission is to catalyze job growth and capital investments that will lead to a strong and diversified economy, equitable access to economic opportunity, and an excellent quality of life in Lafayette Parish. LEDA achieves its mission by engaging in the best practices in business retention & expansion, business attraction, workforce development & talent attraction, by fostering entrepreneurship and small business development, by curating a positive business climate, and by engaging in efforts to enhance the quality of life in the parish.

By leveraging strategic insights, relationships and resources, LEDA bridges the gaps between government, business, and community to leverage economic opportunities that will take our parish to the next level. LEDA sets our business clients on the right path from the start. By combining our knowledge of the region and in-depth research abilities and maintaining strong relationships with the organizations that can help bring the best of Lafayette’s community assets to bear, we work with our clients to build a strong foundation for growth and expansion.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding (Specialty)

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Workforce Incentives (Specialty)

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists (Specialty)

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Parish Business Issues (Specialty)
  • State Business Issues (Specialty)

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Registration Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information (Specialty)
Contact Information
Mandi Mitchell
211 East Devalcourt Street
Lafayette, LA 70506