Economic Development

St James Parish, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans on the Mississippi River, is a prime location for growth in South Louisiana. 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. 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 Economic Development Office is located in the St. James Parish Welcome Center at the intersection of Hwy. 641 and US. Hwy. 61, Exit 194 from Interstate 10.

St. James Parish Welcome Center

1094 U.S. Hwy 61 Gramercy, Louisiana 70052

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30-4:30

The Welcome Center is also open on Saturdays from 9:30-4:30 and on Sundays from 10:30-4:30. 

Please contact Audrey Temple or Pat Dupuy, 225-562-2525, at the Welcome Center for all of your Economic Development and Tourism needs. 

Business Startup and ExpansionStart your own business and watch it grow.
Sales Tax Overall Parish rate is 7.5% - Explore to find out more.
Transportation  Our transportation infrastructure includes road, rail, waterways, and more.



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