About Us

The Orange County Economic Development Corporation was formed in 2003 to better serve the economic development needs of Orange County. The County of Orange, the Orange County Port and Navigation District and the Cities of Bridge City, Orange, Pinehurst, Vidor and West Orange realized the strengths gained by pooling resources to attract quality jobs and investments to Orange County. The Corporation is staffed by a full-time economic development professional and provides services to assist new and existing businesses expand or relocate to Orange County.

Per Capita Members

Michael Stelly
Michael Stelly
President
City of West Orange
Jerry Hood
Jerry Hood
Secretary | Treasurer
City of Pinehurst
Commissioner Robert Viator
Commissioner Robert Viator
Assistant Secretary | Treasurer
Orange County
Commissioner Johnny Trahan
Board Member
Orange County, Texas
Terri Gauthier
Board Member
City of Bridge City
Mayor Randy Branch
Board Member
City of West Orange

Advisory Members

Dr. Thomas Johnson
Board Member
Lamar State College Orange
Keith Wallace
Board Member
Port of Orange
Travis Williams
Board Member
Sabine River Authority
Robbie Hood
Board Member
City of Vidor
Mr. Shaun McAlpin
Board Member
Orangefield ISD
Jay Trahan, CEcD
Board Member
City of Orange

Associate Members

  • Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Gopher Industrial
  • The Houseman Companies, Inc.
  • The Office of Representative Dade Phelan – Ex-Officio
  • The Office of State Senator Robert Nichols – Ex-Officio
  • Moreaux Transportation Services Inc.
  • First Financial Bank
  • National Electrical Contractor's Association Southeast Texas Chapter
  • Office of U.S. Congressman Brian Babin – Ex-Officio

EDC Staff

Megan Layne
Megan Layne
Executive Director
Orange County EDC

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