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Ascension Parish’s strategic location in relation to the Gulf of Mexico and South America, along with its multi-modal transportation network, position it as a location for opportunity in the southern U.S. for nearly any type of operation.

AREA INFORMATION

Highways:
Interstate — I-10
U.S. Hwy 61
State 1,8,22,30,42,44,73,74,308,941,945

Railroads:
Canadian National/Illinois Central
Kansas City Southern
Union Pacific

Kansas City Southern, Canadian National and Union Pacific currently operate routes in Ascension Parish with connections throughout the southern U.S. Among the U.S. Class I railroads, Kansas City Southern has the shortest route between Kansas City, which is the second-largest rail hub in the country and the Gulf of Mexico. Kansas City Southern also boasts the Meridian Speedway from Dallas, Texas to Meridian, Mississippi, which is the fastest-growing and least-congested east-west route in the U.S. Canadian National serves the chemical industry in the parish and surrounding region, shipping product to Mexico, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and into the northeast.

Port Facility: Ascension Parish is within 50 miles of the three deepwater ports on the Mississippi River, including the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, Port of New Orleans and Port of South Louisiana, which is one of the top three container ports in the world. Each has infrastructure and facilities in place to handle goods by ship and barge, truck and rail, as well as storage facilities for dry and cold goods.

PORTS

Location

Port of South Louisiana
1.888.SLA.PORT
www.portsl.com

Port of Baton Rouge
225.342.1660
www.portgbr.com

Port of New Orleans
504.522.2551
www.portno.com

Air Service: Ascension Parish is just 30 minutes from the Baton Rouge Metropolitan and New Orleans International airports offering more than 150 domestic and international flights each day from airlines including Delta, Continental, Northwest, American, Southwest, U.S. Air, United, America West, JetBlue, Air Tran, Midwest, Air Canada and Taca. The airports also have cargo space for handling dry and cold goods. Travelers to the parish and capital region have the best of both worlds by also having access to international flights and additional domestic flights through the New Orleans International Airport (10,080-ft. runway and cargo facilities).

AIRPORTS

Louisiana Regional Airport
(10 Minute Drive)
225.644.1959
www.laregionalairport.com

Baton Rouge Airport
(25 Minute Drive)
225.355.0333
www.flybtr.com

New Orleans International Airport
(45 Minute Drive)
504.464.0831
www.flymsy.com

Buses:

Ascension Parish Public Transit
1.888.442.5719
www.dotd.state.la.us

Greyhound
1.800.231.2222
www.greyhound.com

Calco Travel
1.800.356.6831
www.calcotravel.com

Land Use:
Residential — 7.5%
Industrial, Transport, Communication Services — 3.2%
Agriculture/Cropland — 38.0%
Forest — 20.9%
Water — 3.4%
Wetlands — 4%

LOCATION HIGHLIGHTS

• Three deepwater ports along the great Mississippi River, including one of the world’s leading container ports
• Three Class I railroads
• our interstates within a 60-mile radius
• International airline service in Baton Rouge and New Orleans

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