Charles Landry and Lauren De Witt help Lafayette create 5 Economic Development Districts

At the request of Mayor Joel Robideaux, the City-Parish of Lafayette recently hired Charles Landry and Lauren De Witt to assist in the creation of six Economic Development Districts (EDDs) in the City of Lafayette. The Council ultimately voted in favor of creating five EDDs. The EDDs add an important tool to the City’s economic development toolkit, with the ability to levy up to 2% sales taxes and hotel taxes and to partner with third party nonprofit groups and private developers to fund and construct a variety of economic development projects within the EDD. The projects include much-needed public infrastructure improvements, blight-remediation, and development projects that will boost the local economy.  Read more here.