Hello, I’m Mike Tarantino, President & CEO of the Iberia Industrial Development Foundation.  Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our community and the opportunities it can provide your business by visiting our website.

Your IDF is comprised of representatives from government, business and education across Iberia Parish and it’s communities. Please 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.

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. Please continue reading to learn more about how you and your company can get involved by joining Team Iberia today. It’s easy and it’s good for Iberia!!!

Mike Tarantino

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!

Levels of Membership

Membership Status Options









Small Business


How to Join

Call the IDF office at (337) 367-0834, and we will complete a membership application over the phone.
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Download a copy of our membership brochure, complete the form and mail it back to us with your check. We will process your application as soon as we receive it!

Membership Brochure