Doing Business Here


Build your business in one of the fastest growing parishes in Louisiana! Why?

Friendly Business Community

As part of the New Orleans metro region—colloquially known as Greater New Orleans—St. Tammany can offer you a healthy and cost-effective climate for conducting business. In “Competitive Alternatives 2016,” KPMG ranked Greater New Orleans #4 in its list of metro-areas with the lowest business costs in the Southeast. Area Development magazine ranked Louisiana the #5 top state for doing business, the #2 top state in leading workforce development programs, and the #2 top state in business incentive programs.

For more details about St. Tammany’s thriving business climate, run a business analysis in our resource center.

Our targeted industries include: advanced manufacturing, corporate headquarter offices, distribution and logistics, oil and gas, information technology, and healthcare and biosciences.

Certified Sites

For companies considering relocation or expansion into Louisiana, Certified Sites are a powerful time-saver and a selling-point for St. Tammany.

These sites are designated as development-ready or “shovel-ready” after a strenuous pre-qualification process, ensuring Louisiana’s Certified Sites are primed for a speedy groundbreaking. Developers value Certified Sites for their considerable documentation and extensive pre-screening, which streamlines the process of land development.

With more than 800 acres of Certified Sites and over a dozen campus-style business parks, St. Tammany offers wide-ranging, diverse opportunities for growing businesses.

We work closely with land developers in our parish and with Louisiana Economic Development (LED) to gather and prepare sites for businesses. Economic development hinges on companies’ interest in available sites—by keeping properties’ listings updated and accurate, we ensure that companies have the best information possible when deciding where to locate their businesses.


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