Kristi Lumpkin
director of grants & economic development

Lafourche Parish Government is committed to improving life for residents and visitors alike by supporting and growing existing business and industry.



·       Located 60 miles southwest of New Orleans and 65 miles south of Baton Rouge



·       Louisiana Highways 1 and 308 connect north Lafourche Parish to the southernmost tip, which ends at Port Fourchon

·       Highway 90 (future Interstate 49) runs east/west through Lafourche Parish

·       BNSF/UP and LDRR provide rail service to portions of Lafourche Parish

·       South Lafourche Leonard J. Miller, Jr. Airport with a 6,500-foot runway is located in Galliano with 1,200 acres of industrial park property available for lease


Port Fourchon:

·       Sits at the mouth of Bayou Lafourche where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico

·       Port areas and waterways range from 24’ to 33’ deep to accommodate large vessels

·       Comprised of 1,200 developed acres housing state-of-the-art facilities



·       Home to Nicholls State University, Fletcher Technical Community College campus, and the Career Magnet Center


Quality of Life:

·       Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou featuring hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, museums, festivals, and world-renowned food


Lafourche Parish’s motto is “Feeding and Fueling America.” Contact us to see how we can Feed and Fuel your Business.


Kristi Lumpkin



Industrial Development Board
of the Parish of Lafourche, Inc.

The Industrial Development Board of the Parish of Lafourche, Inc. was created in 2020. It is comprised of a six-member Board of Directors that were nominated by the Parish President and approved by the Parish Council.

The purpose for the formation of this industrial development board is to create a public corporation and instrument of the parish to aid in attracting and retaining business and commercial enterprises in the parish, and thereby maintaining and expanding employment and the economy of the parish.

IDB Agendas & Minutes

Helpful links!



Start-up Fees:
$25.00 – Retail, Service
$50.00 –Contractor, Wholesale, Lending,
Public Brokerage, Professional
Peddler Fees:
(Must Get ParishTax ID First)
$100.00 –Wholesale
$200.00 – Retail
Noise Permit
Fee $25


Central Lafourche

Monday - Thursday,
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: (985) 493-6637 or (800) 834-8832

Mathews Government Complex –
Planning Office 4876 Hwy 1, Mathews, Louisiana 70375


North Lafourche

Monday - Thursday,
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: (985) 493-6655 or (800) 834-8832

Lafourche Parish Government Complex
402 Green Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301