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Acadiana Profile magazine names Lake Charles 'City of the Year'

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Acadiana Profile magazine has named Lake Charles its "City of the Year."

The magazine, in its February-March edition, notes the city's growth and recent economic development announcements as contributors to the choice.

It also mentions the area's booming tourism business, casinos, restaurants, downtown area, history and McNeese State University, among other attributes.

"Anyone who lives in Lake Charles – or who has spent any time there recently – knows one thing for sure: This city and its surrounding parishes' explosive economic growth didn't happen by accident," states the article, written by Laura Claverie.

The article also quotes David Connor of the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.

"I don't think there is a city of our size in America that can claim this type of success," Connor said.

Mayor Randy Roach also weighs in.

"Lake Charles and its 72,000 residents make up the urban center of a five-parish area called Southwest Louisiana. We can't do anything without a coordinated effort of all five parishes. We're like a family. We may have disagreements, but we work together behind closed doors and come out with a unified voice," Roach said.

You can read the full article HERE.

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