Infrastructure & Market Access
There are many reasons Lafayette is known as the "Hub City" of southern Louisiana. Not only is Lafayette strategically located at the crossroads of Interstates 10 and 49, but the Parish (county) has established itself as the regional leader in manufacturing, retail, medical services, technology, education, and entrepreneurial activity. Because of our optimal location, Lafayette is also home to an abundant supply of motor freight carriers including FedEx, UPS, SAIA, Roadway, and others.
L & D Railroad operates over 114 miles of their won track as well as 92 miles of the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe main line. Union Pacific Railroad Co also has a presence in Lafayette. Rail "for hire" is available to the public via Branch Warehousing. Located in LEDA Southpark, they are the only distribution warehouse on spur with rail services available. Branch Warehousing has 100,000 square feet of indoor, insulated, heated, and security-monitored space. Plans for additional space is in the works. To find out more contact Branch Warehousing at (337) 837-2042 or visit their website at www.branchwarehousing.com.
The Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) is a large, non-hub airport located in the city of Lafayette with multiple daily flights to Houston, Atlanta, Memphis, and Dallas/Fort Worth. Nearby airports include New Orleans International (120 mi east) and Acadiana Regional Airport in nearby New Iberia.
Port of Greater Baton Rouge - 50 mi east
Port of Lake Charles - 70 mi west
Port of Iberia - 20 mi south
Port of W. St. Mary - 40 mi south
Port of Vermilion - 15 mi south
Twin Parish Port - 40 mi southwest
Publicly owned and operated, Lafayette Utilities System is providing the City of Lafayette with electric, water, and wastewater services that are amongst the lowest priced in the state. Other private companies are providing electrical power, natural gas, and waste disposal to municipalities in Lafayette Parish. LUS Fiber, the telecommunications division of Lafayette Utilities System, is also equipping Lafayette with the most advanced infrastructure of the 21st century: a universal high capacity full fiber network.
Lafayette Utilities System
City of Broussard
City of Carencro
Town of Duson
City of Scott
City of Youngsville
CenterPoint Energy Entex (Natural Gas)
Atmos Energy Louisiana (Natural Gas)
Allied Waste/Republic Services (Solid Waste Disposal)
Waste Management (Solid Waste Disposal)
Recycling Foundation (Solid Waste Disposal)
BellSouth/AT&T (Fiber Optics/Internet)
Cox Communications (Fiber Optics/Internet/Cable)