Supporting New Ideas and Providing Expertise in Acadiana

Project Title: Accelerate Acadiana

With its historic dependence on the oil and gas industry, Louisiana’s Acadiana region has been prone to dizzying booms and devastating busts. To develop creative solutions to this problem, Winrock partnered with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette Economic Development Authority, the Opportunity Machine, and the Community Foundation of Acadiana to create Accelerate Acadiana. By educating and assisting would-be entrepreneurs, Accelerate Acadiana creates local jobs, fosters innovation and ensures the region’s economic health.

Project Start: 10/01/2016
Project End: 03/31/2020