With the distinctive designations of ”Gateway to the Atchafalaya Basin,” “Home of Longfellow’s Evangeline” and “The Crawfish Capital of the World,” St, Martin Parish is a place like none other. Experience the difference!
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.
Message from Parish President Chester Cedars!
Welcome to the official website for St. Martin Parish Government. I am personally pleased that you have devoted time to view this website. St. Martin Parish has made a commitment to develop and maintain this medium so that the residents of our great parish can have full, open, and up-to-date access to the affairs of Parish Government. Moreover, I particularly welcome those readers who have connected with this forum to learn about the many resources, businesses, and other opportunities St. Martin Parish has to offer.
Our parish extends a very cordial invitation to visit us. You can experience nature at its finest and tour the Parish’s natural gifts such as Bayou Teche, Lake Martin, and the Atchafalaya Basin. Our restaurants offer authentic, renowned, and award winning Cajun cuisine. If you are a St. Martin Parish resident, take a moment to enjoy our many recreational sites and renew your valued acquaintances.
I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to the businesses who have chosen to invest in St. Martin Parish. My office and the St. Martin Parish Council recognize that business is the bulwark of our local economy, and we stand ready and willing to assist you in your ventures.
In conclusion, I welcome all, and I look forward to sharing the very special and unique resources which St. Martin Parish has to offer. Merci!
About St. Martin Parish
St. Martin Parish is located in South Louisiana. The St. Martin Parish Government seat is located in St. Martinville, about 15 minutes south of Lafayette in the “heart of Acadiana.” The Parish has a population of 52,160. Agriculture and aquaculture play a significant role in the economy of the parish, with sugar cane being the major commercial agricultural crop and crawfish being the major aquacultural crop.
As everyone is acutely aware, our Parish was inundated with torrential rainstorms during the weeks of May 10th and May 17th. It is estimated that during this period of time, St. Martin Parish received over 25-30 inches of rain in many areas. As a consequence, we...