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Known for its hard working labor force, abundant agricultural industry, excellent transportation network, successful oil and gas industry and spectacular sites for potential industrial and commercial development, Iberia Parish offers potential for growth and success for businesses of all sizes. Centrally located in South Louisiana, between the cities of Houston and New Orleans, the parish features four communities including New Iberia, Jeanerette, Loreauville, and Delcambre.

Iberia Parish is rich in shovel-ready sites that are ready to be cultivated to your growing business, whether you are looking to relocate an existing facility or planning to expand your company’s operations. We have land readily available for business relocation and expansion and a network of services to help you succeed.

Featuring an abundant labor force, transportation and data network, and a strong development plan for the future, additional opportunities exist within the medical care and construction industries, bringing Iberia Parish business growth potential to new heights. Helping local companies of all sizes grow and prosper, the Iberia Industrial Development Foundation offers free of charge comprehensive business planning services as well as information on programs designed to help in expanding your business. From Site Selection to Workforce, Infrastructure, and Demographics, our services make it easy for you to choose Iberia Parish for your business.

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Site Selection

Workforce

Infrastructure

Demographics

Strategic Partnerships

There’s More in Iberia Parish

The Iberia Industrial Development Foundation (IDF) through partnerships with the Iberia Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and the Iberia Development Foundation (IDF), brings together all the information and services needed by entrepreneurs to create and operate business enterprises in Iberia Parish.

We work with the Iberia Economic Development Authority (IEDA) to connect business stakeholders with the resources that Louisiana business development in Iberia Parish has to offer. As worldwide leaders in exploration of oil and natural gas as well as cutting edge medical and industrial technology that is connected by air, land, and water, Iberia is primed for business.

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Opportunities

Education

With our cutting edge research opportunities, access to a major university, technical schools and workforce training programs, companies are eager to hire quality workers from Iberia Parish. As part of a tax friendly region of more than 600,000 consumers, we have become known for our research and development resources that provide some of the most advanced technological leaps in the country.

Whether in conjunction with the South Louisiana Community College campus offering vocational and technical education, or nearby University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s world-renowned engineering and nursing programs, Iberia Parish draws on a workforce that is highly trained. In partnership with the Louisiana Workforce Commission, IDF works with affiliates to provide information on educational and training resources available to local businesses to continue our legacy of providing quality, dependable workers across all industries.

Educational Opportunities

  • SLCC Technical – Teche Area Campus

  • South Louisiana Community College – New Iberia Campus

  • The University of Louisiana at Lafayette

  • Workforce Development and Training Program

Building Our Credentialed Workforce

Highly Trained

With access to a major university, technical schools and workforce training programs, companies are eager to hire quality workers from Iberia Parish to support their ongoing business ventures.

Teaming with One Acadiana’s 55 by 25 initiative, and sharing in the belief that a strong and well educated workforce is instrumental to attracting and retaining talented people in the Acadiana area. With this initiative, the goal is to increase the proportion of working-age adults in Acadiana with postsecondary degrees, certificates, or other high-value credentials to 55% by the year 2025. Making progress with this initiative, we are creating an abundance of highly trained technical workers who have the skills that today’s employers need.

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Local Connections

Whether in conjunction with the South Louisiana Community College campus offering vocational and technical education, or nearby University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s world-renowned engineering and nursing programs, Iberia Parish draws on a credentialed workforce that is highly trained. In partnership with the Louisiana Workforce Commission, IDF works with affiliates to provide information on educational and training resources available to local businesses to continue our legacy of providing quality, dependable workers across all industries.