With an estimated population exceeding a quarter of a million residents, the centrally-located Parish (county) of Lafayette serves as an economic center for south central Louisiana. The region’s legendary “joie de vivre” and our unique Cajun and Creole cultures are known around the globe, creating an enviable environment in which to live, work, and play.
Lafayette is also home to a world-class workforce, an integrated transportation network, a diversified business base, preeminent high-tech infrastructure, and a metropolitan appeal. This combination of culture and commerce is a powerful magnet for diverse growth in Acadiana.
The city is the center of a region that is both multi-cultural and multi-industrial. “From oil and gas extraction to crawfish farming, we’ve created unique industries while developing technologies that are now the global standard,” states Gregg Gothreaux, President and CEO of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA).
Today, Lafayette has diversified by positioning itself as a medical, transportation, entertainment, education, and retail hub. The business base of the parish includes energy services, manufacturing, health care, transportation and distribution, education, information technology, finance, tourism, and other service-related industries. The resilience of Lafayette’s economy is attributed to its entrepreneurial spirit and productive workforce that demonstrates a strong work ethic influenced by southern values. With this foundation, Lafayette Parish is able to nurture an economy that has a low unemployment rate which, in turn, supports a growing population, and fosters a strong real estate and retail market.
City of Lafayette — (337) 291-8200
City of Broussard — (337) 837-6681
City of Carencro — (337) 896-8481
Town of Duson — (337) 873-6754
City of Scott — (337) 233-1130
City of Youngsville — (337) 856-4181
Lafayette City-Parish Council
District 1 – Kevin Naquin
District 2 – Jay Castille
District 3 – Brandon Shelvin
District 4 – Kenneth P. Boudreaux
District 5 – Jared Bellard
District 6 – Andre P. “Andy” Naquin
District 7 – Donald L. Bertrand
District 8 – Keith Patin
District 9 – William Theriot
Government Contact Information
Director of Parks and Recreation
Director of Planning, Zoning and Codes
Director of Public Works
Lafayette Economic Development Authority
Lafayette Consolidated Government Information
Lafayette Parish Sales Tax Collector
City of Lafayette Tax Collector
Lafayette Parish Assessor