List of Useful Internet Sites
LAFAYETTE & ACADIANA
LE CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE LAFAYETTE
The International Center of Lafayette. The International division of the Lafayette Consolidated Government. This website is in English, French & Spanish.
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LOUISIANE
An annual Lafayette festival of music, art, food and handicrafts, drawing visitors and participants from all over the world. This web site is in both French and English.
LAFAYETTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (LEDA)
"Resources to answer your business needs," where businesses can search a large database of companies, obtain technical business assistance, find help with government procurement, receive tax incentive counseling and search for available properties.
LAFAYETTE CONVENTION AND VISITORS COMMISSION (LCVC)
Excellent information on Lafayette, making it easy to plan your next meeting, group tour or vacation.
GREATER LAFAYETTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
A business resource guide, information on the Chamber, as well as information on Lafayette and local businesses.
STATE OF LOUISIANA
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Information on tax and business incentives as well as other services the department provides such as company counseling for international trade.
LOUISIANA OFFICE OF TOURISM
A host of information regarding Louisiana, including where to go, where to stay and what to do.
LOUISIANA INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTER (LITC)
Information on exporting, importing and global Internet seminars; calendar of events and a directory of links to export/import assistance websites.
FIRST STOP SHOP
Everything an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business in Louisiana.
WORLD TRADE CENTER OF NEW ORLEANS
Information on international trade relating to Louisiana, publications, statistics and trade events.
COUNCIL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FRENCH IN LOUISIANA (CODOFIL)
Dedicated to the development, utilization, and preservation of the French language in Louisiana for the cultural, economic and touristic benefit of the state.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE COUNCIL-RED RIVER REGION
Educational resource center for development and promotion of international trade in North Louisiana.
Louisiana's official portal for economic development.
USA & WORLDWIDE
Online marketplace/business matching service for trade leads, counseling, market research and more. Le Centre International is an Affiliate Member.
Information on the trade development network "SESAME" and its 15 member cities, including Lafayette, Louisiana.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION
U.S. Department of Commerce provides export counseling, trade leads and statistics.
Trade opportunities and international market research reports to which you can subscribe.
SOUTHERN U.S. TRADE ASSOCIATION
v Basis services and programs for potential exporters. www.susta.org/services/index.html
v A virtual trade show. www.susta.org/tradeshow/index.html
v Basic exporting information. www.susta.org/export.index.html
v For trade leads. www.susta.org/foreignbuyers/trade_leads.html
FRENCH-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Develops and improves economic, commercial and financial relations between France
and the United States. Provides information on activities, publications and other topics.
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Provides consulting and counseling services as well as financial assistance to new entrepreneurs and established businesses.