“Iberia Parish is Open For Business! Our community is primed for growth, and our partnerships for progress are producing the perfect mix of great sites, growing infrastructure, and a friendly culture that is second to none!”

– M. Larry Richard, Parish President

Larry Richard Parish President
Konriko Rice Mill Company Store

Iberia Parish Business and Industry

Linked to the world through some of the most advanced intermodal transportation and telecommunications facilities available today, Iberia Parish is strategically located between Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA on the Gulf Coast and offers an abundance of resources and business incentives to those who look to operate in our pro-business environment.

Home to a number of long-established businesses who have grown from humble roots along the scenic highways and bayous of Iberia Parish, our progressive communities work together with local and area agencies and organizations to enact a strong economic development plan for the future. Many of these multi-generational companies have established deep roots in the area, contributing to our culture just as much as the products and services that they offer.

  • Aggreko, Inc.
  • Aviation Exteriors (AvEx)
  • Breaux Bay Craft
  • Delta Biofuel
  • Gator Tail
  • Konriko Rice
  • LeJeune’s Bakery
  • McIlhenny Company – Tabasco

  • Metal Shark

  • Morton Salt
  • Pro Drive
  • Turner Industries
  • Universtiy of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • New Iberia Research Center

Iberia Parish offers potential for growth and success for businesses of all sizes with a variety of Louisiana economic development incentives. With an abundant labor force, vast transportation and data network, and a strong development plan for the future, our goal as Parish Government is to enable progressive offerings that ensure a great workforce and community where it is easy to do business.

Growing Together

Iberia Parish Government, under the leadership of Parish President M. Larry Richard, has prioritized projects that give the best chance to implement real changes throughout the parish. Going beyond the successes and marked growth under the current administration, we are seeing more and more opportunities for Iberia Parish to continue to grow in the coming years.

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Businesses in Iberia Parish

Community Services

  • Broadband
  • Mosquito Control – New Aircraft
  • Improved Sewerage
  • Upgraded Waterworks

Construction & Infrastructure

  • Airport Improvements
  • Courthouse Renovations & Improvements
  • Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office – New Office Building
  • 911 and Emergency Operations Center – New Facility Construction
  • Roadway Development
  • Public Works – New Location
  • Clerk of Court – New Storage

Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing & Innovations

  • New Iberia Research Center Bio-Safety Lab Level-3
  • BioInnovation Accelerator

Showcasing our commitment to our existing partnerships while making room for new endeavors and continued Louisiana business development opportunities, this site page is designed to provide you with an overview of why Iberia Parish may be the perfect new location for your business. The information is gathered and compiled courtesy of the Iberia Industrial Development Foundation (IDF). For a more expansive look into Iberia Parish’s Economic Development, visit their website.

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Area Profile


Iberia Parish is located approximately 16 miles from the intersection of I-10 and I-49. There is an abundant supply of freight carriers including FedEx, UPS, SAIA, Roadway, ABF Freight Systems, American Freightways, Dupre Transport, Yellow Freight Systems, and many others.

Railways that serve Iberia Parish include:

  • Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co. (BNSF)
  • Louisiana & Delta Railroad, Inc. (L&D)
  • Union Pacific
  • Amtrak

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, strategically situated between the major markets of Houston and New Orleans. In addition to recent improvements to the taxi lanes, taxiways, hangers, and terminal, multiple companies have planned expansions that will bring additional buildings and employees to the area.The Airport Industrial Park offers land to expand with 1,200 acres available for development, including prime runway and taxiway frontage.

Located just north of US Hwy 90 (the future Interstate 49 corridor) and just south of Louisiana Highway 182, the airport also features direct rail access, a 5,000-foot lighted water runway for amphibious aircraft, and a rail-to-truck offloading facility. The airport’s close proximity to the Port of Iberia and its 13-foot-deep main navigation channel spotlights the intermodal transportation available. By air, water, or ground, you can watch your business take off at Acadiana Regional Airport.

The Port of Iberia is a 2,000 acre industrial and manufacturing site surrounding a man-made port complex. The port 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.

The Port of Iberia has expanded its waterfront property and has completed new bulk heading and dredging projects. The possibilities are unlimited when you add to this the existing industrial facilities, the constant flow of raw materials, and the multimillion dollar public dock facility.

Progress Point Business Park is a 50-acre mixed-use commercial park located adjacent to Acadiana Regional Airport in Iberia Parish. Featuring easy access from US Hwy 90 (the future Interstate 49 corridor), 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.


Iberia Parish offers a number of plausible options with regards to elementary, secondary education, technical training, workforce development programs, and higher education:

The Acadiana Technical College (ATC) system, Teche Area Campus, delivers instructional programs which provide skilled employees for business and industry that contribute to the overall economic development and workforce needs of the state. The ATC provides individuals with quality and relevant learning opportunities consistent with identified student, business, and industry needs. Diploma courses offered include carpentry, communications and electronics, electrician, industrial electronics technology, welding, office systems technologies, and many others. ATC provides a life-long learning environment within Iberia Parish.

South Louisiana Community College (SLCC), New Iberia Campus, offers associate degrees in a variety of courses including criminal justice, early childhood education, emergency health science, general business, industrial technology, general studies (in 5 different concentration areas), and liberal arts. General courses offered encompass a wide diversity of topics including accounting, communications, economics, finance, microcomputer information systems, political science, and many others.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette) is the second-largest university in Louisiana with an enrollment of over 16,000 students. The university has received regional and national recognition for excellence in areas such as Computer Science and Environmental Biology. Additionally, the Marine Survival Training Center, Primate Center, and Center for Advanced Computer Studies are sought after curricula.

The Workforce Development and Training Program is used to develop and fund customized workforce training programs for new or expanding businesses. This program is available to eligible businesses planning to locate a facility in the state, businesses expanding their current operation within the state by adding a new area location, and existing Louisiana businesses that have been in operation less than 3 years, if qualifications are met.


Iberia Parish Government and its economic development partners stand ready to supply you with the needed infrastructure to ensure your business can operate effectively and efficiently in Iberia Parish.

Linking Louisiana to the rest of the world are some of the most advanced telecommunications facilities available today, including satellite, broadband, cellular, and Point of Presence capabilities.

The Parish is actively upgrading its waterworks and wastewater systems as well as its roadways.

Centerpoint Energy
Atmos Energy Louisiana

AT&T Mobility
Cox Cable TV

The City of New Iberia owns and operates its own wastewater treatment facility.
Water service is provided by LAWCO.

Continuing to Thrive

Iberia Parish offers abundant land for business relocation and expansion, along with a comprehensive network of services to help you thrive. With multimodal transportation providers that offer convenient land, air, rail, and water access throughout the parish, the infrastructure of Iberia Parish is designed to connect businesses to the world. This competitive infrastructure serves as a gateway to global markets, enabling both current and future businesses to reach new heights of success.