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Vermilion Parish has become a model for growth and the community is telling this story far and wide, pro-moting its strengths and identifying gaps in its services and amenities that need to be filled to better recognize its full potential. Recently, Vermilion Economic Development Alliance partnered with One Acadiana on the Focused on Forward initiative […]

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Part of Vermilion Parish has been approved as a “Qualified Opportunity Zone.” Vermilion Economic Development Alliance Executive Director Anne Falgout said she recently received word that the designation had been approved. Specifically, Vermilion Parish Census Tract 9507 covers the zone. “Vermilion Parish Census Tract 9507 includes most of the downtown area of Abbeville,” Falgout said. […]

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They will begin asking businesses to contribute money to help keep alliance operating in future By Chris Rosa Managing Editor The Vermilion Economic Development Alliance is trying to come up with creative ways to raise money in order to continue to grow. The Alliance has been in existence in the parish for at least three […]

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The business community in Vermilion Parish is growing and Diamond G Meats, LLC is just one of the newest additions. Co-owner Natalie Guilbeaux talks about why they opened their doors this August, “My husband Shane, has great memories of going to Circle V as a young boy.  Whether it was for a slaughter appointment with […]

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When I started working for the Alliance almost three years ago, I had a few big-picture goals that I was determined to address. One of my sincere concerns was that when I turned on the local news, the “around the region” segments featured nothing but doom and gloom about our parish. Instead of hearing about […]

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Considering we had a few snafus in planning the 2017 Vermilion Parish Job Fair, the event – held on April 19th – was pretty successful. Speaking with employers, we heard the same thing over and over again – Vermilion Parish jobseekers are ready to work. They’re prepared, professional and jam-packed with skills and experience. But […]

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