FACILITATING GROWTH IN ST. MARTIN PARISH
The St. Martin Economic Development Authority offers resources that stimulate the growth of St. Martin Parish’s economy by creating and maintaining an optimum environment for both new and existing businesses, offering services that facilitate the growth and expansion of those businesses, and generating opportunities to increase the sales tax base of the communities in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.
A nine member Board of Directors representing a vast range of the economy works together with the SMEDA Executive Director, in cooperative efforts with the parish government, to provide answers to problems unique to the parish, and provide information and assistance to businesses.
SMEDA is also a founding member of the Acadiana Economic Development Council (AEDC) which represents the seven parish area known as “Acadiana.” Find out more here about “What is Acadiana?”
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The Directors have set forth the following Goals and Objectives for the St. Martin Economic Development Authority:
- Promote the retention and expansion of existing business and industry
- Attract new business and industry by the development and improvement of infrastructure and through marketing and promotion
- Promote St. Martin Parish as residential and retirement community
Through these goals and objectives SMEDA is able to evaluate existing resources, pursue development, and market the area to prospective clients.
OPEN LINES OF COMMUNICATION
As well as keeping the “lines of communication open” to existing and prospective business clients, SMEDA works closely with:
- Area Chambers of Commerce
- State Officials
- Parish Officials
- Other Economic Development Organizations in region
SMEDA Board of Directors Meetings
The SMEDA Board of Directors meets on the first Wednesday of every other month, with the exception of May and June: