Just in case you missed it...
One of the best things about pushing telecommunications infrastructure in Lafayette, and Louisiana, is that it makes it less necessary to give away the store to get companies to come to town.
KATC carried a suggestive story "Foreign Interest in Louisiana" and if you read it through the main implication is that tech can make a difference. No one suggests that it's all that's necessary and I am sure there are other "incentives." But providing advanced technology as a way of encouraging buisness leaves the community owning resources instead of giving them away. This story makes it clear that it can work.
IBM is pushing this line too...which has to be a litle strange for big blue.