Connection

Iberia Parish is 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. Major commercial waterways include the Gulf of Mexico, the Port of Iberia and the Bayou Teche.

Iberia Parish is linked to the world through some of the most advanced intermodal transportation and telecommunications facilities available today, and services an estimated five-parish area: Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion. With multimodal transportation providers offering land, air, and water access within the parish, the competitive infrastructure of Iberia Parish serves as a gateway to the world.

Supporting businesses from initial organization to expansion and relocation, the IDF is very proud of our relationship with our network of partners and allies. The pro-business environment of Iberia Parish as well as the services of the Iberia Industrial Development Foundation, connects businesses of all sizes across the Parish with the resources to grow your business.

“Located between Houston and New Orleans along the Louisiana Gulf Coast, Iberia Parish is committed to recruiting new and expanding businesses as well as supporting the success of existing businesses. We’ve got prime water, air, rail and road access that can connect you to both national and international markets. We’re proud of our diverse economy from oil and gas production and services to boat building, aviation, seafood and agriculture. Our strong pro-business community, abundant workforce and education opportunities will meet and exceed the needs of your business.”

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

Infrastructure

Land

A commuting region, Iberia Parish is located in the Acadiana area of South Louisiana, approximately 16 miles from the intersection of I-10 and I-49. US Hwy 90 bisects the parish, and an interconnecting network of State highways provide effective routing for vehicular traffic as well as motor freight transportation. The New Iberia train depot is not only listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but also connects this area’s storied history, dating back to 1900.

Motor Freight

  • FedEx

  • UPS

  • SAIA

  • Roadway

  • ABF Freight Systems

  • American Freightways

  • Dupre Transport

  • Yellow Freight Systems

Railways that serve Iberia Parish

  • Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co.

  • Louisiana & Delta Railroad, Inc.(L&D)

  • Union Pacific

  • Amtrak

Air

With multiple regional airport opportunities within the Lafayette Metropolitan Area, Acadiana Regional Airport is a fully-certificated General Aviation Airport featuring an 8,002-foot long, 200-foot wide lighted concrete runway and fully instrumented airfield.

A public use airport owned by Iberia Parish Government and managed by the Iberia Parish Airport Authority, the airport is surrounded by acreage primed for development as well as an up-and-coming mixed-use commercial park. Mere miles down the road is the Lafayette Regional Airport, currently undergoing a new terminal expansion and offering a variety of services for corporate and private aircraft. Three runways provide daily service for the area’s three national airlines, offering easy connections to major transportation hubs across the country

Water

The Port of Iberia, a 2,000 acre industrial and manufacturing site surrounding a man-made port complex, has access to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico through its own Commercial Canal and has access to the Mississippi River through major ports in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Less than one mile from the Port of Iberia is US Highway 90, the future I-49 Corridor, that expands our capabilities with intermodal access.

Access

Whether by air, land, or water, New Iberia infrastructure and access points provide the Parish with a solid footing, regardless if your road to successful growth or expansion lies in large or small business or anything in between.

With our centralized location and access to state highways, major airports, and railways, explore all that our community can do for your business. A great place to live, work and do business, Iberia Parish has it all!

Local Services

Planning for the Future

Nestled deep in the heart of “Cajun Country”, Iberia Parish’s progressive communities work together with local and area agencies and organizations to enact a strong economic development plan for the future. Recently, IDF, in conjunction with the Iberia Parish Government and the City of New Iberia, began the development of an economic forecast and master plan for the parish, with an emphasis on identifying and implementing initiatives that provide long-term benefits to the parish. Instrumental in the success of these plans are the infrastructure systems serving the Parish.

Electricity

Providers in Iberia Parish include:

  • Cleco

  • Entergy

  • SLEMCO

Natural Gas

Providers in Iberia Parish include:

  • Centerpoint Energy

  • Atmos Energy Louisiana

Solid Waste Disposal

Providers in Iberia Parish include:

  • Waste Management, Inc.

  • Allied Waste

  • Gordon’s Disposal

Telecommunications

Providers of telecommunication and broadband services include:

  • AT&T Mobility

  • Cox Cable TV

  • AT&T

  • Suddenlink

  • Verizon

  • Future Access: Major rural broadband connections are in development

  • Conterra Networks

Water and Wastewater

  • Depending on location, water utility services are provided by public utility, private providers or Louisiana Water Company (LAWCO) (by public franchise)

  • Depending on location wastewater utility services are provided by municipally owned utilities or Iberia Parish Wastewater District #3