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.

2021-2022 Business Partners

outreach begins each year in July

2022 Goals Summary

subject to change during the year

Allen’s Collision Repair, Abbeville
Duhon Brothers, Abbeville
Gulf Coast Bank, Abbeville & Maurice
Kaptel, Kaplan
Mendoza Ford, Maurice
SLEMCO, Lafayette
Thomson, Smith & Leach, Abbeville
Vermilion Bank, Kaplan

*Click here to connect with our Executive Director and express your interest.

Board Members

Appointing Authorities
* Denotes Financial Contributors

Ben Rivera, Chairman
Vermilion Parish Police Jury*

Dexter Callahan
Vermilion Parish Police Jury*

Anne T. Falgout, Secretary
Vermilion Parish Police Jury*

Kristy Doucet-Touchet
Vermilion Parish Police Jury*

Joshua Anderson
Vermilion Parish Police Jury*

Patrick Duhon, Vice President
Abbeville Harbor & Terminal

Richard Guilbeaux
Vermilion Parish School Board*

Elliot Broussard
Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office

Claire Broussard
Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

Nikki Vidos
City of Abbeville

Tammy Gordon
Town of Delcambre

Jacob Landry
Town of Erath*

Anita Dupuis
Town of Gueydan*

Linda Vincent
City of Kaplan*

Megan Landry-Lalande, Treasurer
Village of Maurice*

Board Meetings & Minutes

The Economic Development board meets regularly on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM. The meetings are held at the Vermilion Parish Government Annex Building, 407 Charity 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.

Agendas are posted on the door of the Annex Building 24 hours before the meeting time.


  • December 2023
  • November 2023
  • October 2023
  • September 2023
  • August 2023
  • July 2023
  • June 2023
  • May 2023
  • April 2023
  • March 2023
  • February 2023
  • January 2023



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.