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Lunch & Learn focuses on creating strong Downtown district

Posted at 1:43 PM, Jan 29, 2020

LAFAYETTE — Attendees at Wednesday's Lunch and Learn in Lafayette were educated on the importance of a strong downtown district.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Economics professor Gary Wagner led the discussion which compared how Downtown Lafayette performs to other areas of the city and parish. Also discussed was the potential for future job creation and economic stability.

Wednesday was the first Downtown Lunch & Learn for the 2020 season.

Anita Begnaud, CEO of Downtown Development Authority, explained, "We're going to be talking about people leaving Louisiana and we want to talk about how downtown Lafayette can be something that can keep our talent in Acadiana, in Lafayette, and hopefully a place where we can recruit new talent to as well."