Economic Development

St. James Parish Welcome Center

St James Parish, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans on the Mississippi River, is a prime location for growth in South Louisiana. St. James Parish has facilities that are part of the Port of South Louisiana, the largest tonnage port in the world. Our unique mix industry and worldwide transport makes us experts in commercial and industrial location services.


The St. James Parish Economic Development Office can help your business in all its phases including choosing a site, expansion, and location decisions, determining the best financial mix, and training your workforce. 

The Economic Development Office is located in the St. James Parish Welcome Center at the intersection of Highway 641 and U.S. Highway 61, Exit 194 from Interstate 10.


St. James Parish is home to unique plantations and cultural related attractions.  Click on the link to find out more information about our Plantation/HIstory Tours

St. James Parish's Beautiful Plantations