Reasons to Choose Livingston Parish
Livingston Parish’s ideal location near the Baton Rouge and New Orleans MSAs makes it a smart choice for access to both metropolitan areas. The parish is minutes from Baton Rouge, less than an hour from New Orleans and is within a just few hours’ drive of the major industrial areas of the Gulf Coast, making our sites convenient for your customers, well-positioned to draw from a regional labor force, and perfect for your distribution needs.
Our workforce in Livingston Parish is skilled, growing, and ready. Livingston ranked 11th in the nation for job growth by CNN Money, and in the 2010 Census ranked #62 of the country’s fastest growing counties. Employers can use the Livingston Career Solutions Center in Walker to recruit workers and develop programs for further training.
Transportation & Utility Infrastructure
Livingston Parish offers a number of transportation options including road, rail, water and air, thanks to solid and expanding infrastructure. The parish is located at the nexus of three major interstates – Interstates 12, 10 and 55, linking us to nearby ports and airports. Our major municipalities lie along I-12 and the parallel alternate route, U.S. Highway 190. The Baton Rouge Regional Airport is only 15 miles away, and New Orleans’ Louis Armstrong International Airport on New Orleans is 80 miles away, both provide passenger and freight services. The parish is 20 miles from the Port of Baton Rouge and 90 miles from the Port of New Orleans. Canadian National Rail has a mainline that serves the Livingston Industrial Park and transverses Livingston Parish. The parish also has two electric utility providers, Entergy and Demco, and number of natural gas distributors and pipelines that service our available sites.
Education & Training Facilities
Livingston’s top tier public K-12 schools and close proximity to major universities and community and technical colleges make it a prime training ground for a competitive workforce. The Livingston Parish School System is one of the best in Louisiana, consistently ranked in the top five systems for students’ academic performance. Our college students enjoy an easy commute to Louisiana State University, Southern University and Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge, Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, and Northshore Technical Community College with campuses in Hammond and Greensburg.
Businesses locating in Livingston Parish have access to a number of tax incentive programs, including property tax abatement, sales tax rebates, job tax credits, payroll rebates and more.
Livingston Parish’s mild climate means your business can operate 365 days a year. We’re located far enough south to avoid harsh freezes and winter storms, and just far enough from the coast to be insulated from tropical weather. The average temperature here is 66.95 degrees.
Quality of Life
With 300 miles of rivers, numerous sports and recreational parks, Tickfaw State Park, golf courses, hunting and more, Livingston Parish offers the best of Louisiana’s Sportsman’s Paradise. Our charming, historic communities are safe for families, with organized sports, festivals and outdoor events to enjoy. Housing here is affordable, and in ready supply as residential developments expand, with upscale homes available as well.
In Livingston Parish, our community leaders and elected officials understand what businesses need to survive, and they’re on our side. Whether it’s in a town hall, parish government, the State or U.S. Capitol, we can count on their support of issues affecting businesses big and small.
Support from LEDC
From location to transition and beyond, the Livingston Economic Development Council stands ready to assist. Our staff has decades of experience in economic development – we know what businesses need and want and can help guide you through, making the connections necessary to help you set up shop in Livingston Parish.
Contact Us Directly: (225) 686-3982