Abbeville Economic Development

Whether you are interested in locating in historic downtown or in an industrial park, let us show you all that Abbeville has to offer.

The Abbeville area provides exciting opportunities for businesses. A large labor force, easy transportation network, readily available land and buildings for business relocation and expansion, as well as a strong dedication to economic development to help make our community a place that offers amazing potential for growth and success.

Our Historic Downtown is a designated Cultural District and a Federal Opportunity Zone. Redevelopment projects within Abbeville’s Downtown may be eligible for historic rehabilitation tax incentives and other additional economic incentives. For more information on these tax incentive programs, click here.

Our strategic location in South-Central Louisiana on the banks of the beautiful Vermilion River, is ideal for land and water access to regional metropolitan areas. Abbeville offers critical transport infrastructure including the Port of Vermilion, Chris Crusta Memorial Airport, and easy access to major highways and railways. We offer extensive support systems to assist you with everything from permitting to research assistance and workforce training.

Choosing to invest in Abbeville also means choosing a better quality of life. Enjoy annual events, museums, historic homes, camping, hunting, fishing, biking, boating or golfing. After hours, we’re always socializing with friends and having a great time in the “most Cajun place on earth!”

Chose Abbeville. We’re ready, willing, and able to welcome you and your business!

Louisiana Development Ready Community

On February 16, 2022 the City of Abbeville was recognized as the state’s newest Louisiana Development Ready Community.

The Statewide LED program helps participants prepare and become more competitive for new investment and jobs. The program guides selected communities through the creation and implementation of a strategic plan. By following its plan for multiple years, participants leverage their assets and address their particular challenges to become more competitive in attracting growth to their communities.

Abbeville administration and council members, the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance, and numerous local civic organizations and business owners were part of the working group that helped secure the LDRC designation. Through the distribution of community surveys, town hall meetings, and multiple committee meetings, the team identified strengths and opportunities for additional growth, all directed at positioning the parish for enhanced economic momentum.

“A comprehensive plan is always a good foundation for decision-making policies by every city,” Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza said. “This plan recently adopted by the city council is well organized, assembled through community input, and focuses on numerous city services. I look forward to its introduction to our citizens and members of the business community and thank LED for its assistance.”

Want to get involved? Email Councilwoman Roslyn White at


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