Why Iberia2022-05-31T16:00:57-05:00


Iberia Parish, Louisiana

New Iberia map

Just the Right Balance!

A place where you can live, work, and play, Iberia Parish boasts rural areas with an urban feel. Helping local companies of all sizes grow and prosper, Iberia Industrial Development Foundation is there for current and potential businesses.

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Most Diverse Parishes in Louisiana
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Businesses in Iberia Parish

Parish Leadership

“Iberia Parish, Louisiana has the right ingredients for your growing business. Located in the center of it all, we’ve got the right sites, skilled workforce, and intermodal assets that can take your project to the next level.”

Mike Tarantino
President and CEO, Iberia Industrial Development Foundation

“Iberia Parish is Open For Business! Our community is primed for growth, and our partnerships for progress are producing the perfect mix of great sites, growing infrastructure, and friendly culture that is second to none!”

M Larry Richard
Iberia Parish President

“New Iberia, Louisiana is the perfect place for your business! Great sites, great people, and great culture make New Iberia the ideal place to invest, live, work, and play. We look forward to showing you more!”

Freddie DeCourt
New Iberia City Mayor

News & Media


Get hands-on & individual attention to help you start and/or grow your business with an opportunity to network with other business leaders.

Taking care of business while having a little fun! From Cajun Country in South Louisiana, “The Mike Drop with Mike Tarantino” is all about giving you the latest tips and trends to grow your business and learn more about why Iberia Parish, Louisiana and the Acadiana region are the perfect places, live, work, play and grow your business.

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