Workforce, industry and government align to develop Vermilion

Our Vision

A Vermilion Parish that embraces its rural and cultural identities and creates opportunities where both are preserved and celebrated.

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.

2018-2019 Business Partners

Acadiana Ford, Kaplan
Allen’s Collision Repair, Abbeville
Broussard Financial Group, Kaplan
Broussard Realty, Kaplan
Duhon Bros. Oil Co, Inc., Abbeville

Gulf Coast Bank, Abbeville & Maurice
Pedestal Bank, Kaplan
Thomson Smith & Leach, Abbeville
Vermilion Bank, Kaplan

Board Members

* Appointing Authorities

Gerrod Brasseux
Vermilion Parish Police Jury

Dane Hebert
Vermilion Parish Police Jury

Jason Picard
Vermilion Parish Police Jury

Patrick Duhon, Vice President
Vermilion Parish Police Jury

Aidan Broussard, Treasurer
Vermilion Parish Police Jury

Carlton Campbell
Abbeville Harbor & Terminal

Elliot Broussard
Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office

Richard Guilbeaux
Vermilion Parish School Board

Ben Rivera, President
Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

Roslyn White
City of Abbeville

Tammy Gordon
Town of Delcambre

Jacob Landry
Town of Erath

Gale Smith
Town of Gueydan

Christine Trahan
City of Kaplan 

Megan Landry LaLande, Secretary
Village of Maurice

Board Meetings & Minutes

The Economic Development board meets regularly 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. In the event of a parish holiday or scheduling conflict, an appropriate time and place will be selected for the rescheduled meeting. On those occasions, the time and place will be made available by calling the office at (337) 740-0433.

Public Records

The Vermilion Economic Development Alliance aims to make access to our public records as easy as possible. We respect your right as a member of the community to have an understanding of our operations and efforts. To make a public records request download the provided form and follow instructions for submission.