Supporting an Increased and Stable Funding Stream to the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority (TEDA)
WHEREAS the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, with approximately 620 members, employing over 15,000 citizens of Terrebonne Parish, ranks economic development as one of its top priorities for Terrebonne Parish, and
WHEREAS, Terrebonne Economic Development Authority (TEDA) is chiefly responsible for economic development in Terrebonne Parish, and
WHEREAS, Terrebonne Parish has significant economic and workforce development needs, and
WHEREAS, TEDA has seen a significant drop in public funding over the last several years, and
WHEREAS, the average public funding from Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government (TPCG […]
Via Houma Times
By JOHN DeSANTIS Senior Staff Writer
Terrebonne Parish officials say they have faith a planned regional sports park will be completed and successful, pointing to planned land swaps and hopes for re-establishing some state financing as the basis of their belief.
But a study released Wednesday by the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce suggests otherwise, and cautions that without changes in how Terrebonne Parish manages its recreation scheme overall an incomplete “Field of Dreams” could turn into a muddy nightmare.
“It is a complicated problem in need of a long-term solution,” said Hank […]
Via Houma Today
By Dan Copp / Staff Writer
A task force examining how to speed up construction of the Bayou Country Sports Park says the project is hindered by major inequalities in the local recreational tax system and no overall plan to pay for it.
Although Terrebonne Parish has spent about $8.7 million toward the development of the project, the task force found no dedicated financing stream for the maintenance or construction of the park, Hank Babin, chairman of the Recreation Task Force, said at a news conference today.
“We wanted to know where the […]
Via Daily Comet
By Dan Boudreaux Staff Writer
The newly formed Terrebonne Parish Recreation Steering Committee met for the first time Tuesday afternoon to discuss the economic impact of the parish’s recreation districts, possible sources of upkeep and maintenance money and the need for more oversight for recreation.
The committee began as Hank Babin, who represents the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, detailed the chamber’s Task Force on Recreation report, outlining some of the areas he said the parish should address with its recreation districts, how much money they are spending and collecting and […]