In local news:

Gov. John Bel Edwards highlighted the announcement by CGI that the company has surpassed its full employment target at the Lafayette IT Center of Excellence. Located on the 143-acre University of Louisiana at Lafayette Research Park, CGI has hired more than 400 employees, exceeding the employment goal established when the company announced its selection of Lafayette in April 2014. At full employment, CGI has an annual payroll exceeding $22 million at the Lafayette center. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project is resulting in 405 indirect jobs, for a total of more than 800 jobs in Acadiana.

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