The Port of Vinton’s board of commissioners believes in the value of strategic partnerships to ensure organizational excellence. The port is a member of key economic and maritime organizations and its management team and board members are active in the community, parish and the maritime industry.
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury – Calcasieu Parish (cal-ca-shoo) is governed by a 15 member body known as the Police Jury. In the heart of Southwest Louisiana, our parish combines a dynamic economy with cultural traditions unique to this region to make our area a wonderful place to live and work.
Cameron Parish Port, Harbor & Terminal District – The Cameron Port is located on the Gulf of Mexico, with the Calcasieu Ship Channel, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), the Mermentau River and the Cameron Loop all located within its territorial limits. The territorial limits encompass Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association – The mission of the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association is to ensure the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is maintained, operated and improved to provide the safest, most efficient, economical and environmentally-sound water transportation route in our nation, serving petrochemical facilities, refineries, farms, mines, ports, commercial fisheries, recreation and more.
Imperial Calcasieu Regional Planning & Development Commission (IMCAL) – IMCAL is committed to the future of Southwest Louisiana. By focusing on the key aspects of sustainable growth in the region, IMCAL works to maintain a healthy environment and streamline transportation, while driving economic development.
Lake Area Industry Alliance (LAIA) – The mission of LAIA is to provide a forum to inform the public about industry issues, to foster strong industry-community relations, and to build a positive business environment.
Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance – Founded in 1990, the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance (LCIA) is a partnership between plants and suppliers, representing more than 600 members with thousands of employees from Louisiana’s petrochemical industry and related businesses. The LCIA promotes the interests of the chemical industry and related businesses by impacting the legislative process, as well as regulatory agencies, to promote a healthy, globally competitive and growing contractor and supplier community.
Louisiana Department of Economic Development – Louisiana is a state of opportunity for people striving to build successful businesses, and Louisiana Economic Development (LED) can be a valuable partner. LED’s staff of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals helps guide business owners and entrepreneurs through the process of starting or expanding a business.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development – LA DOTD exists to serve the transportation and water resources needs of the public. We are committed to teamwork, quality, integrity, professionalism, innovation and excellence in serving our customers.
Louisiana Workforce Development Council – The mission of the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council is to lead the state’s workforce development enterprise by supporting and guiding agency partners in building a well-educated, highly skilled and productive Louisiana workforce.
Port of Lake Charles – The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District (Port of Lake Charles) was created under Act 67 of the Louisiana Legislature of 1924. The District encompasses 203 square miles in Calcasieu Parish and accommodates 5 million tons of cargo annually at its public facilities; it owns and operates two marine terminals, the City Docks, Bulk Terminal No. 1, and also 2 industrial parks (Industrial Canal and Industrial Park East). The Port of Lake Charles is the 11th largest seaport in the U.S.
Port of Mermentau – The Port of Mermentau is located one mile north of U.S. Hwy 90 and one mile east of the Village of Mermentau on the Mermentau River. The Mermentau River Harbor and Terminal District was created by Act No. 196 of the 1976 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature. It is governed by board of commissioners consisting of 7 members who serve for a 5-year term. The Mermentau River Harbor and Terminal District is a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana, and its territorial limits extend to the limits of Ward 5 of Acadia Parish.
Ports Association of Louisiana – The Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL) was founded in 1984 to aid in the advancement of Louisiana ports. PAL is a nonprofit trade association representing voluntary member ports and affiliated organizations. PAL helps to encourage economic development within the State of Louisiana.
SWLA Economic Development Alliance – The Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance is the regional leader for business and workforce development resulting in improved quality of life for all residents in the five parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishes. It is the umbrella organization of the Chamber SWLA, the SWLA Alliance Foundation, and the Southwest Louisiana Partnership for Economic Development.
West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce – The West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce supports businesses, churches, schools in the communities of Sulphur, Vinton, and Westlake.