Commerce in Farmerville
Union Parish Chamber of Commerce 303 E. Water Street Farmerville, LA 71241 (318)368-3947 www.unionparishchamber.org
Farmerville is the parish seat of Union Parish, located in the North-Central part of Louisiana. Population of the town is 4,151 (2008 estimate): population of the parish is 22,692 (2008 estimate). Farmerville’s economy is largely based on Foster Farms poultry processing plant, which is located just north of town. Other large employers are the hospital and parish school system.
Farmerville’s finest asset is Lake D’Arbonne, a beautiful 15,200-acre lake created by the damming of Bayou D’Arbonne in the late 1950’s. Farmerville lies along the edge of the lake, and is enjoying significant residential development as individuals discover the area for primary and secondary homes. Notable commercial development is taking place along major thoroughfares in Farmerville. In 2008, Union Parish was named a Louisiana Certified Retirement Community, due to collaborative efforts among Farmerville and other towns in the parish, the Union Parish Police Jury, Union Parish Chamber of Commerce, and other groups.
Today, the leaders and residents of Farmerville are ready and eager to make significant strides in the arena of modern economic development, and develop the town to its full potential.
Farmerville is a great place to come home to! There are lots of great vacation destinations so close to our small home town. So you can get your fill of the big city life, and you know home is waiting for you, not too far away.
Estimated distance to: Shreveport, LA 92 miles Atlanta, GA 536 miles Dallas, TX 282 miles Houston, TX 338 miles New Orleans, LA 319 miles Little Rock, AR 148 miles
I-20, Distance: 20 miles
Nearest commercial airport:
Monroe, LA (MLU) Distance: 34 miles Airlines: Delta, Continental, American, Northwest Airlink Local airport: Farmerville, 3000' lighted runway.
Greater Ouachita Port, located on the Ouachita River, has KCS rail spur, warehouses, side loaders and crane. www.ouachitaterminals.com
Property Taxes: Assessment Ratio Residential 10% ($75,000 homestead exemption) Commercial 15% Industrial 15% Property Tax Average for 2008 (millage rate): 65 mills (parish and town)
City 1.5% Parish: 4% State: 4% Major Corporate Employers: Foster Farms Poultry Processing Union General Hospital Health South Specialty Hospital Claiborne Electric Co-op Hill Oil Company Don Barron Construction Wal-Mart Super Center Marion State Bank First National Bank Community Trust Bank