On behalf of the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance, welcome to Vermilion Parish! Our organization is fairly new, but the idea of economic sustainability, self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship have a long history in our business community.
Our mission of assisting existing companies and creating new opportunities enriches the efforts that our active, community-minded residents have employed since the early days of our Parish’s existence. Vermilion Parish has become well known for taking hospitality to a whole new level as visitors and businesses alike are welcomed with open arms.
Vermilion is centrally located in the southern part of Louisiana immediately adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. This proximity to the Gulf makes the parish an ideal location for the numerous companies needed to serve this region’s oil and gas industry. Heliports, shrimp docks and marine services call Vermilion home alongside crawfish ponds and sugarcane fields.
The parish is the largest geography of the growing and prosperous Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area with over 1,500 square miles within its borders. The welcoming people, gorgeous sunsets, and variety of home-grown businesses lend to the parish’s tradition and charm while the opportunity to grow exists with acres of developable property in each of Vermilion’s communities.
Experience what Vermilion Parish has to offer through our diverse businesses and unmatched way of life. Ë bient™t (see you soon) … we know you’ll be back.
Vermilion Economic Development Alliance