Businesses located in St. Martin find that local advantages lead to consistent success!

Businesses in St. Martin Parish benefit from a number of key advantages inherent to the local area, beginning with the service and support offered by SMEDA staff. It is easy to do business in the parish, with hands-on support, a fast and easy permitting process and one of the lowest tax rates in all of Louisiana. Other advantages include:

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St. Martin Parish is located only minutes from Lafayette along Interstate 10 and Interstate 49 - two of the most traveled interstates in the United States. In fact, over 19 miles of Interstate 10 run directly through the Parish. Shipping, logistics and manufacturing companies enjoy the access and affordability provided by this ease of transportation.


Beyond the highway system, St. Martin offers a proximity to key infrastructure such as two Class 1 rail lines, seven coastal ports and two commercial airports, including Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, all within a 2-hour drive.