In conjunction with our regional partners, the Crowley Chamber of Commerce has been a catalyst for economic development in Acadia Parish for over 30 years. The Chamber is currently helping those interested in business expansion, relocation, and start-up. Information for Crowley and Acadia Parish has been compiled for those interested in investing in the area. Businesses can contact the Chamber office for customized reports and data.
Opportunities for Economic Development in Acadia Parish are bountiful! Acadia Parish offers access to U.S. Highways, railroads, numerous water ways and airports and it home to one docking port—it is an outstanding location for reaching markets far beyond its parish line. With several driving factors, Acadia Parish is home to some of the largest rice mills in Louisiana with more history than meets the eye, Supreme Rice and Falcon Rice Mill. Acadia prides itself on not only its agriculture heritage; but likewise, the energy and manufacturing industries with thriving businesses, such as John Pac and Capital Manufacturing, Wright Enrichment, Jaguar Energy Services, and Church Point Wholesale.
The parish itself has hosts higher education assets, notably LSU at Eunice and South Louisiana Community College here in Crowley. Its seamless location on the Interstate 10 corridor allows the parish a close proximity to two of Louisiana’s largest universities: The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and McNeese State University in Lake Charles. Acadia is also home to two research centers of excellence both off U.S. Highway 90, University of Louisiana-Lafayette/CLECO Alternative Energy Research Facility and the LSU Rice Research Station, which has globally impacted the evolving rice industry.
The Crowley Chamber channels a vision of growth, with vast amounts of develop-able land offering infinite possibilities. Alongside our recent completion of the 536-acre Freeland Certified Site, there are immense opportunities for your business to grow here in Acadia Parish.
Acadia Parish is excited to provide GIS planning resources for regional location and development activities. Geographic Information Science (GIS) is an ever-growing discipline that combines database information with geographic features for powerful display and analysis.
Through partnerships with Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and One Acadiana we can offer development-ready sites by certifying land within Acadia Parish. This opens doors not only for our parish but for our region!
With a perfect location and a homestead feel, Acadia Parish has a cost of living that is incomparable for the quality of life offered here. From agriculture to the manufacturing industry, you’re sure to find community natives with a work ethic like none other.
If your company is looking to relocate or expand, Louisiana’s tax credits and incentive programs can give your company a competitive edge. We value our target industries, and will align state and local resources to provide custom incentive packages.