Think St. Bernard.

  • Best transportation
    in the U.S.

  • Gateway to America.

  • Just 5 miles east
    of New Orleans.

  • 76 million people within a 600-mile radius.

  • Premier deep draft cargo dock facilities.

  • Access to railways and major highways.

Quality of Life
  • New levee protection.

  • Premier public education system in the state.

  • Lowest crime rates
    in the metro area.

  • Stable communities.

  • Low taxes.

  • Low cost
    of living.

Rich in Culture
  • Extraordinary collection of historic and cultural resources.

  • Best fishing in the U.S.

  • Unique festivals.

Located just 5 miles east of New Orleans and in the center of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Region, Saint Bernard Parish is a key port city driven by a robust industrial based economy, stable communities, and an extraordinary collection of historic and cultural resources. Industries in the trade, shipping, oil, natural gas and sugar production provide diverse employment opportunities to a reliable and educated workforce.

St. Bernard Parish has one of the preeminent transportation networks in the United States. With an infrastructure that includes the premier deep draft cargo dock facilities on the lower Mississippi River, access to six Class I railways and four major highways, St. Bernard Parish has a far reaching trade area that services 76 million people within a 600-mile radius.

The St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation’s main goal is promoting the economic development and commercial revitalization of St. Bernard Parish by providing a full range of marketing, economic development and confidential site selection services to attract potential investors and assist new and expanding companies to our area.

Sites & Buildings

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Feel free to contact us for confidential site selection or with any questions about starting a new business or moving your existing business to our area.

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Project Development

In Louisiana, there is a long tradition of working on the water — the water is part of who we are. Given the volatility of the economy and the hurdles we have had to overcome — from oil spills and hurricanes, to coastal erosion and changing ecosystems — it is important that our people are able to adapt and prosper.


Arts campus will include studios, galleries, artist residences, and a theatre. Borrowing from creative placemaking approaches, the project will leverage arts and culture as a driver for economic development and enhanced livability in the parish.

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