LAFAYETTE, La – One Acadiana (1A), in coordination with agencies across the local, state and federal government, continues to monitor the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 1A will report on data relevant to the regional economy as it becomes available, but please note much of the data in the monthly Economic Vitals represents a snapshot of one to three months in the past. As the “shelter in place” order continues, its effect on the economy will become more apparent in future reporting.
As our nine-parish region’s economy continues to change and grow, it is important to monitor key metrics to understand our Lafayette MSA*, regional and state economy and answer:
- How and where our regional economy has grown or declined
- The effect of various industries on our region’s employers and employees
- How our economy compares to other regions in our state and across the U.S.