Workforce, industry and government align to develop Vermilion

Our Mission

The mission of Vermilion Economic Development Alliance is to facilitate business growth, retention and expansion, and serve as the contact for industry interested in relocating to Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.

Our Philosophy

As an economic development district we have the luxury of operating at the speed of business without the burden of government red tape, but as an alliance we get the benefit of working alongside our elected officials and local municipalities toward a common goal.

Our Stakeholders

Each of our stakeholders contributes to the overall success of our strategic economic development efforts and ultimately the parish. In addition to our appointing authorities listed below, we are also held accountable by the business community and Vermilion Parish citizens.

Board Members

* Appointing Authorities

Paul Bourgeois
Vermilion Parish Police Jury

Dane Hebert
Vermilion Parish Police Jury

Jason Picard
Vermilion Parish Police Jury

Patrick Duhon
Vermilion Parish Police Jury

Aidan Broussard
Vermilion Parish Police Jury

Ben Rivera
Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

Carlton Campbell
Abbeville Harbor & Terminal

Richard Guilbeaux
Vermilion Parish School Board

Nash Patel
City of Abbeville

Megan Landry LaLande
Village of Maurice

Jacob Landry
Town of Erath

Pat Rost
City of Kaplan 

Sarah Trahan
Town of Delcambre

Gale Smith
Town of Gueydan

Kirk Frith
Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office


Board Meetings & Minutes

The Economic Development board meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:00 PM. The meetings are held at the Vermilion Parish Courthouse Building, 100 North State Street, in Abbeville, Louisiana.