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

Robbie Hood
Robbie Hood
Board President
City of Pinehurst
Jerry Jones
Jerry Jones
Vice President
City of Bridge City
Michael Stelly
Michael Stelly
Secretary | Treasurer
City of West Orange
Johnny Trahan
Johnny Trahan
Assistant Secretary | Treasurer
Orange County
Robert Viator
Board Member
Orange County, Texas
Dan Mohon
Board Member
City of Pinehurst
Terri Gauthier
Board Member
City of Bridge City
Randy Branch
Board Member
City of West Orange
Mayor Cathy Nagel
Board Member
City of Pine Forest

Advisory Members

Dr. Thomas Johnson
Board Member
Lamar State College Orange
Keith Wallace
Board Member
Port of Orange
Ann Galassi
Board Member
Sabine River Authority
Angela Jordan
Board Member
City of Vidor
Dr. Stephen Patterson
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
  • Rifco Ltd.
  • Office of U.S. Congressman Brian Babin – Ex-Officio

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