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Major Industries

The Acadiana region is home to a diverse and modern economy, including aviation, agriculture, fabrication, advanced manufacturing, oil & gas services and production, healthcare, food processing, tourism, and a cultural and artistic identity that can be found nowhere else.  No matter what your business consists of, there is a place for it in Acadiana. Discover Acadiana and its diverse communities and the information, resources, and opportunities available to existing, expanding, and relocating businesses.

Industry

Total Units

Average # of Employees 

Percentage of Employees

Total Wages

Retail Trade

2,407

31,822

13.3% 

$208,577,764

Mining

 590

 23,171

 9.7% 

 $512,499,674

Healthcare &
Social Assistance

1,968

38,136

15.9%

$338,632,607

Manufacturing

 845

 22,517

 9.4% 

 $310,123,808

Accommodation &
Food Service

 1,063

 21,313

 8.9% 

 $85,138,695

Other 

10,384

102,732

 42.9% 

$1,263,430,740

Total 

17,257

239,691

100% 

$2,718,403,288

       
       Louisiana Workforce Commission 2nd Quarter 2014