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Lafayette, La. residents are the happiest in the U.S. according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. We're consistently recognized for our great food, festivals, and economic development, so we definitely have a lot to smile about.

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Lafayette, La. was voted the No. 2 college town in America by Travel + Leisure magazine for its plentiful extracurricular activities. It ranked No. 1 for both its concerts and live music scene and was named  No. 1 by USA Today editors as Best College Town Weekend.

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Lafayette isn't only the happiest city, it's also one of the hippest! ConventionSouth magazine named Lafayette a hip, historic college town in the South. There's so much to do and see at the University and in our community. We invite everyone to come experience it for themselves. 

May 22nd, 2018

Tech company CGI's expansion in Lafayette to bring 400 new jobs

An expansion of tech company CGI will bring 400 new, direct jobs to Lafayette, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced during... Read More ➝
May 18th, 2018

Louisiana governor to open special session with address at UL Lafayette

Gov. John Bel Edwards will mark the start of a special legislative session with an address Tuesday at the University... Read More ➝
May 11th, 2018

‘College is the gateway,’ Begnaud reminds UL Lafayette graduates

David Begnaud praised University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Spring 2018 graduates for reaching a milestone the... Read More ➝
May 22nd, 2018

2018 Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament

The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are hosting the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Russo Park from May 22-27, 2018.... Read More ➝
May 22nd, 2018

"Our Louisiana" Address

Gov. John Bel Edwards will mark the start of the special Legislative session with an address Tuesday at the University... Read More ➝
September 1st, 2018

Ragin' Cajuns vs Grambling - Football

Louisiana opens the season at Cajun Field on Sept. 1 against Grambling in the annual Herbert Heymann Classic. The... Read More ➝