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Waitr Acquisition May Lead to Lafayette Tech Boom

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Waitr Acquisition May Lead to Lafayette Tech Boom
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7359024?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Thu, 17 May 2018 23:01:11 +0000 Waitr Acquisition May Lead to Lafayette Tech Boom Waitr Acquisition May Lead to Lafayette Tech Boom http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7359024?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KADN later at a áááadamáá}big news for hub city tech ... restaurant delivery service waitr ... acquired by houston rockets owner tilman fertitta in a deal worth more than 300 million dollars. ááádanielleáá}news 15's carter simoneaux joins us to tell us how part of an expected waitr expansion. [take :carter{ááácarteráá} with waitr about to go public...many people in acadiana belieive that lafayette is the perfect place for the online delivery service company to expand even more. [take pkgoutcue:lafayette and the economyduration:1:32] ááápkgáá}< the success of waitr in louisina shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. "it's such a symbiotic relationship between what waitr does well, which is get food to people, and what we as cajuns do well, which is consume food."the recent purchase of waitr has some in acadiana expecting a boom in the already fertile tech industry.(super: reece theriot)"the waitr deal is something that is tech, it's something that lafayette has not always done. and it's going to draw a lot of attention, not only from tech companies wanting to come down here because obviously something is going on well. it's going to be a huge draw for talent: programmers, coders, designers, developers." the attractiveness of 3 lafayette to tech companies is something that folks at leda have known for a long time. (super: greg gautreaux) "lafayette's invested in itself when it comes to technology. the fiber to the premises inititative is very impressive to tech companies. the lite is very impressive to tech companies. they understand that we have a deep, rich history of university of louisiana for tech companies."it's yet to be seen if waitr will continue to expand its offices in lafayette.if it does...it would be a massive win for the hub city. "the waitr win is a huge win, not only for chris meaux, his team, his network, his company, his customers, his partners. it's a huge win for lafayette and the economy"> [take :carter] ááácarteráá}waitr's headquarters are currently in lake charles...though they do have office space here in lafayette.live in studio...carter 15...focused on family




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