Creating Business Opportunities

Established in 1984, the Iberia Industrial Development Foundation (IDF) serves as the primary facilitator of Economic Development Activities for Iberia Parish, Louisiana, connecting current and potential businesses with the abundance of resources this area has to offer. Through partnerships with the Iberia Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and the Iberia Development Foundation (IDF), we bring together all the information and services needed by site selectors, expanding businesses and entrepreneurs to locate, create and operate business enterprises in Iberia Parish.

Serving the communities of New Iberia, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre, Louisiana as well as the Port of Iberia, Acadiana Regional Airport and LeMaire Memorial Airport Industrial Park Complexes, we also provide a central location for dissemination of information of available resources that create business opportunities.

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Iberia Industrial Development Foundation

The IDF Advantage

Every year, new companies create new jobs, new products and new wealth through new business development in Louisiana, but, in business, there are no guarantees. There is simply no way to eliminate all the risks associated with starting a business, business expansion or relocation – but you can improve your chances of success with good planning, preparation and insight.

The IDF can help in alliances with communities and individuals that make new business happen. The Iberia Industrial Development Foundation’s Small Business Advisory program provides information and services needed by entrepreneurs to create and operate business enterprises in Iberia Parish. All of these services are provided free of charge and are completely confidential.

Business Services

  • Face-to-Face Counseling

  • Downloadable Forms

  • Seminars and Workshops

Professional Economic Development Services

  • Business Retention and Expansion

  • Ombudsman Services

  • Business Recruitment

Who We Are

The IDF is a member-driven organization made up of both public entities and private business members. It is governed by a 20 member Board of Directors which is made up of representatives from all local governing bodies, and local business leaders.

Helping local companies of all sizes grow and prosper, we offer free of charge comprehensive business planning services as well as information on programs designed to help in expanding your business.

Iberia Economic Development Authority

Iberia Economic Development Authority logo

The Iberia Economic Development Authority (IEDA), a state chartered authority, with a focus on moving Iberia Parish forward in the public domain with realistic, actionable ideas and projects that are attainable now or in the near future.

Whether expanding fiber optics, examining the connectivity of our industrial parks, building new business parks or identifying new sites for shovel ready development or improving our intermodal assets, our focus is always to ask “How can we make it better now?”


IEDA serves as a central hub for development activities within the parish, including collection and maintenance of vital stats and demographics, coordination between local government and potential relocating businesses, as well as establishing a plan to ensure progressive business development in the future. It’s a place where both new and existing businesses that want to grow and expand can plug in and be a part of growing our community.

Acadiana Regional Airport logo

Acadiana Regional Airport’s 8,000-foot lighted concrete runway and12,000 shovel-ready acres make Iberia Parish a great place to “Land to Expand” on America’s Energy Coast!

Progress Point logo

Featuring easy access from U.S. Highway 90, Progress Point will offer tenants the latest in fiber optic connectivity, underground utilities and a variety of lot sizes ideal for retail, office, warehouse and corporate space.

Port of Iberia logo

The Port of Iberia currently has more than 4,000 acres of undeveloped land available for expansion. And work has already begun on the 53-mile Acadiana Gulf of Mexico Access Channel, so locate or expand your business where business is being done: the Port of Iberia in Iberia Parish!

Iberia Development Foundation

Iberia Industrial Development Foundation logo

Iberia Parish, Louisiana and communities of New Iberia, Jeanerette, Loreauville, and Delcambre are ready to welcome you! The Iberia Development Foundation (IDF) was founded in 2011 as a 501c3 Non-Profit foundation to perform community and economic development activities in Iberia Parish and surrounding coastal areas.

Working with partners across South Louisiana to facilitate our larger mission, the IDF focuses on recruiting new business opportunities for Iberia and its municipalities as well as assisting existing businesses to grow and prosper. Advocating for Iberia Parish, and helping South Louisiana businesses to reach their full potential, IDF also seeks to provide community development activities to enhance and better the lives of those in our coastal communities.


Deeply rooted in history and exhibiting a quality of life like no other, Iberia Parish is a great place to live! From an abundant melting pot of cultures to an unmatched resiliency, Iberia Parish features a wide assortment of business, personal, and recreational opportunities that are unique to South Louisiana.

Best Life Iberia

A community development initiative of the Iberia Development Foundation, our purpose is to enhance our quality of life, and showcase why Iberia Parish is a great place to live.

Community Resiliency

To help our local small businesses “weather the storm”, we offer programs and assistance pertaining to disaster preparedness and recovery. Bringing partners together and strengthening our roots, IDF provides access to resources throughout the community.

Farmers Markets & Other Community Activities

The Iberia Development Foundation has also partnered with other regional and statewide foundations in the support and development and operation of several local produce and seafood farmers markets.

Ready to Work

Featuring an abundant labor force, intermodal transportation and data network, and a strong development plan for the future, Iberia Parish offers potential for growth and success for businesses of all sizes. Centrally located along the Gulf of Mexico, we have land readily available for business relocation and expansion and a network of services to help you succeed.

Let the professionals at the IDF help you find the right information to support your business opportunity!

In Iberia Parish, we’re the perfect combination of historic roots and new branches!