A Message From Grant Writer:

Lionel Lagarde, Jr.

The mission of Economic Development is to not only facilitate economic and community development in Lafourche Parish, but also assist in developing a resilient and sustainable economy that will benefit Lafourche Parish residents and the State of Louisiana. To accomplish this mission, we are committed to working with small and large business owners, non-profit groups and individual citizens to expand the local economy and address “quality of life” issues. Economic and community development are “broad concepts” that require addressing a variety of issues (public infrastructure, workforce development, public safety, housing, education, etc) in order to impact the parish’s economy and community amenities.