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

New, multi-year, $1 billion development project being considered by the Port of New Orleans at the Sinclair Tract in Meraux, Louisiana.

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Project Development

SBEDF is pleased to announce the expansion of Grow St. Bernard programming for the fall of 2017. Build your skill set and expand your network with our "Lunch and Learn" series set to take place once a month in September, October, and November. All seminars are intended to compliment the Spring series and are focused on hyper-specific topics including digital marketing, accounting, and public speaking.

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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