Assets

Natural Gas Supply

There are numerous natural gas distributors and pipelines providing ample natural gas throughout Livingston Parish.  Louisiana has historically been one of the nation’s major producers of natural gas.

Interstate Access

Many communities are located along Interstate 12, providing high visibility and easy access.  Interstate 10 is nearby, linking Livingston with major interstate routes, and U.S. Highway 190 provides an alternate route parallel to Interstate 12. Interstate 55 runs north to the Chicago area and is located less that 10 miles east of Livingston Parish.

Rail

Livingston Parish is served by a main line of the Canadian national railroad.  Their line runs east west across the parish and runs parallel to U S Hwy 190.  Canadian National has an inter-modal terminal on the Mississippi River less than 50 miles from Livingston Parish.

Ports

Livingston Parish is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of three of Louisiana’s deep water ports:

Port of Greater Baton Rouge – This port is located on the Mississippi River and ranks among the top U.S. ports in total tonnage. It’s the head of deep water navigation on the river and is located in Port Allen, Louisiana. Only a 20 minute drive from Livingston Parish. It’s location on the Mississippi and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway allows not only easy international transportation but for water transportation into Florida and Texas.

Port of New Orleans This port is located on the Mississippi River; it’s facilities include 20 million square feet of cargo handling area and more than 3.1 million square feet of covered storage and 1.7 million square feet of cruise and parking facilities. The world’s busiest waterway with more than 5,000 oceangoing vessels moving through the port; it’s top commodities are steel, coffee, rubber, forest product, aluminum/copper/zinc, frozen poultry, and chemicals. It only a hour drive from Livingston Parish.

Port of South Louisiana This port located on 54 miles of the Mississippi River is the largest tonnage port district in the western hemisphere. It’s facilities are located within three parishes which handled over 278 million short tons of cargo in 2012.

Education

The Livingston Parish public school system is the 7th largest school system in the state of Louisiana.It’s enrollment is nearing 26,000 students. The system continues to expand (having already added 9 new school sites since 2001.) The district performance score continues to best the state average. (Livingston has a score of 117.4 compared to the state average of 91.2) The Parish’s school system is consistently in the Top 10 out of 69 districts in Louisiana. It is home to 3 bronze high schools; Springfield, Holden, and Maurepas.

The school system has partnered together with Southeastern University and the Louisiana Technical College system to provide industry based certifications, dual-enrollment with the Louisiana Technical College system, articulated college credit, internships/clinicals for selected classes at the Literacy and Technology Center.

Livingston Parish is surrounded by excellent 4 year and 2 year colleges:

Louisiana State University

Southeastern University

Southern University

Baton Rouge Community College

Northshore Technical Community College

The Louisiana Technical and Community College System