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.

Latest News

St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation has released its 2018 Annual Review highlighting a series of big wins for St. Bernard Parish. St. Bernard Parish is on the rise. Recognized as the 8th fastest-growing small county in the United States from 2010-2017 according to US Census Data, The Parish continues to see a surge of new residents and businesses calling St. Bernard home.

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Project Development

Registration open for 2019 Grow St. Bernard program. Pre-revenue, new, and growing businesses are encouraged to sign up for the six-part series beginning on July 23, 2019.

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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