Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Advocate editorial recognizes Lafayette's strengths

An editorial in Tuesday's paper carries some news that should reassure those that secretly think Lafayette really isn't up to this technology thing. In a study where a perfect score was 100,
"Lafayette received an impressive entrepreneurship score of 91.6. It ranked 117th in the average annual number of new firms per 1,000 workers. Lafayette ranked 49th in the percentage of firms growing rapidly. The city has reaped rewards by cultivating an identity as a technology center."
That 91.6 is the highest ranking in Louisiana. Baton Rouge got a 75 and New Orleans a 53.1.

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