Economic Development

Stephen Reuther Grow St. Bernard St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce

Located just 5 miles east of New Orleans and in the center of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Region, Saint Bernard Parish is a key port city driven by a robust industrial based economy, stable communities, and an extraordinary collection of historic and cultural resources. Industries in the trade, shipping, oil, natural gas and sugar production provide diverse employment opportunities to a reliable and educated workforce.

St. Bernard Parish has one of the preeminent transportation networks in the United States. With an infrastructure that includes the premier deep draft cargo dock facilities on the lower Mississippi River, access to six Class I railways and four major highways, St. Bernard Parish has a far reaching trade area that services 76 million people within a 600-mile radius.

The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce engages in Economic Development in conjunction with many key Parish partners including the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation and the St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District.



The St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation's main goal is promoting the economic development and commercial revitalization of St. Bernard Parish by providing a full range of marketing, economic development and confidential site selection services to attract potential investors and assist new and expanding companies to our area.  For more information, visit the Economic Development Foundation Website at


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The St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District is strategically located on the busiest shipping corridor in the world, the Mississippi River.  The Port has invested over 75 million dollars in infrastructure expansion and improvements since 2005.  The Port's industrial parks, warehouse and office space are at 97% occupancy and are leased to 47 different port related businesses.  The Port's mission has always been and will always be to create jobs and to generate revenue and economic opportunity for St. Bernard Parish.  For more information, visit the St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District Website at