An Abbeville town hall meeting is being held this Wednesday to discuss goals and ideas gathered from the community survey conducted this summer.

The city of Abbeville is participating in the Louisiana Development Ready Communities Program (LDRC Program), which is designed to enhance community competitiveness by focusing on economic development capacity and readiness at local levels.

The initiative raises awareness of the processes of economic development and the necessary factors to achieve success. It provides community leaders with clear direction on specific resources needed to foster successful economic development while increasing collaboration between municipal, parish, regional and state economic development practitioners. Once readiness is determined, the LDRC team will collaborate directly with the City of Abbeville team to identify potential goals and resources available to strengthen economic development capacity. Please know that your input is valuable, and your participation is greatly appreciated.

You have the opportunity on Wednesday, Nov. 3, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., at Abbeville City Hall, located at 101 N. State St., to present your thoughts on moving the city forward.

Join the for a floating town hall meeting to discuss the goals and ideas from the community survey.

“We received great input from the community survey. The many comments received shows that residents are passionate about our city. I look forward to additional input that will come from the town hall visits and look forward to working with the State Team to begin tackling the challenges that face our community and better position us for economic growth.”

Councilwoman Roslyn White, Abbeville LDRC Committee Co-Chair

“This project is so important for Abbeville’s future. And the great part is that it leverages the public’s opinion with economic development best practices to set the right path to success. We are excited to be a part of it!”

Vermilion Economic Development Alliance Executive Director Anne Falgout

Originally published in the Abbeville Meridional, 11/2/21