Iberia Industrial Development Foundation is your connection to governmental agencies and organizations with access to resources needed to help your business succeed.  Our mission is to recruit new business opportunities for Iberia and its municipalities as well as to assist existing businesses to grow and prosper.

Since 1984, the IDF has worked with local companies, both large and small, to help them take advantage of tax credits for expansion, job training or to help them overcome other obstacles to growth.

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 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.

“Consider joining us as we help create a stronger economic base for the community in which we live and work by becoming a member of IDF today. Remember- IDF is not just about bringing new companies to Iberia Parish. A major focus of our efforts is working with existing companies to help them grow and prosper.”

-Mike Tarantino, President and CEO
Iberia Industrial Development Foundation
(337) 367-0834

What We Offer

Existing & Start-up Businesses

The IDF offers to Iberia Parish businesses, free of charge, comprehensive business planning services for existing and start-up businesses.  Some of the services we offer through our Small Business Division are:

  • One-on-one assistance

  • Low cost seminars and workshops

  • Business plan outlines

  • Access to Federal, State and local assistance programs

Established Businesses

For larger, more established businesses, we offer information on programs designed to help in expanding your business.  We offer information concerning:

  • Enterprise Zone Program

  • Industrial Tax Exemption Program

  • Quality Jobs Program

  • Incumbent Worker Training Program

  • Information and education on local, state and national legislation that impacts your business and a voice to effect change

Benefits of IDF Membership

Grow & Prosper

  • Provides information and education on local, state and national legislation that impacts your business and a voice to effect change

  • Gives you networking opportunities such as seminars, business expos and more

  • Your company information listed on IDF website with links to your website

  • Membership fees are tax deductible – Please consult your financial advisor.

  • Provides information on tax incentives and other programs to help your business grow


At Iberia Industrial Development Foundation, we work collaboratively to support business owners bringing expansion and new business to the area.

Whether your road to successful growth or expansion lies in large or small business or any in between, all roads lead to Iberia!

Strategic Partnerships

Supporting businesses from initial organization to expansion and relocation, the IDF is very proud of our relationship with our network of important partners and allies. Each of these organizations connects businesses of all sizes across the Parish with the resources to grow your business.

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Louisiana Workforce Commission
Linking employers, job seekers, and training entities to provide skills training, employment services, and re-employment resources necessary to increase employment in Louisiana.

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Louisiana Economic Development
The main economic development agency for the state of Louisiana, with business incentives designed to retain and attract new industry, including tax credits and rebates, infrastructure assistance and workforce training.

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The LSU Agricultural Center
Helps both the rural and urban population of the state improve their lives through an educational process that uses research-based knowledge focused on issues and needs.

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette New Iberia Research Center
Specializes in the breeding, management, and importation of a diverse range of nonhuman primate species for applied and basic research aimed at promoting human quality of life.

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SLCC New Iberia Campus
Operated at the Acadiana Regional Airport, provides instructional programs and postsecondary instruction in vocational and technical education to Acadiana students, helping them prepare for career employment and advancement.

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The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
Official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination for leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade.

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Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce
A non-profit organization working full-time to improve business in Iberia Parish.

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One Acadiana
Formerly the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, a regional economic development organization serving a nine-parish area in South Louisiana.

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Acadiana Economic Development
An organization of regional economic development professionals, whose mission is to work together, to improve regional economic development and connectivity.

Join us in creating a stronger economic base for the community in which we live and work by becoming a member of IDF today!