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.