Business Climate

Competitive Advantage

Livingston Parish’s many assets give businesses here a competitive advantage.  The parish is tucked between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, allowing our employers to draw from a regional pool of customers, highly skilled employees, education and training opportunities and major airports and river ports.

The quality of life in Livingston is unbeatable.  Our communities offer top-ranked public schools, safe neighborhoods and endless recreational opportunities, bustling retail centers, natural beauty and festivals galore – all this with the advantages of a nearby Capitol City.


Livingston Parish’s workforce is passionate, committed, well-educated and trained, remarkably affordable and continues to grow.  Employers in our communities find the area gives them access to a regional workforce, enabling them to draw talent from a number of colleges, universities and technical training programs.

Businesses here use the services of the Livingston Career Solutions Center in Walker, a part of the Louisiana Workforce Commission , to recruit and development programs for further training.  In addition, Louisiana has a number of tools to help with workforce development LED’s FastStart program, the nation’s best state workforce training program recognized for its innovation, effectiveness, flexibility and efficiency.

Infrastructure & Market Access

Livingston Parish is ideally situated between the Baton Rouge and New Orleans MSAs, offering convenient access to both metropolitan areas within minutes, and the Gulf Coast’s major industrial sites are just a few hours away.  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.

Livingston has large areas of available land, and sites are extremely affordable in comparison with other parishes in the region.  Whether it’s close to the interstate, the center of town or more insulated, we have appropriate sites for all price points.  And the 200-acre Livingston Industrial Park on U.S. Highway 190 and the Co-Mar Commercial Park offer move-in-ready opportunities.

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