There's been a lot of good news about the Hub City and surrounding area in recent months. Here's more! Lafayette, La. is one of the best cities in America for manufacturing, according to a recent Forbes report.  A recent analysis done by New Geography was published last week. Lafayette is ranked the 8th best city in the US for manufacturing. More than 350 cities were studied. The Advertiser reports this is a jump of 14 spots from last year's ranking.

"This ranking confirms that Lafayette is poised to position itself as the manufacturing center among our peer communities. There is a skilled workforce available throughout the region to accommodate manufacturing facilities at all levels. As more high-tech/advanced manufacturing operations are launched in the region, I am confident that Acadiana's workforce will exceed expectations."  - Gregg Gothreaux, president/ CEO, Lafayette Economic Development Authority

New Geography additionally ranks Lafayette #27 for overall job growth.