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St. Landry Parish is conveniently situated just four hours East of Houston, two hours West of New Orleans and 20 minutes north of I-10 at the crossroads of I-49 and US Hwy. 190.  This ideal location is the key factor for the location of the 1.3 million sq. ft. Walmart distribution center and numerous manufacturing industries. 

As St. Landry Parish is the site of one of the oldest European settlements in Louisiana, its cuisine naturally reflects its dramatic history and diverse cultures. The early settlers found the area perfect for agriculture and raising cattle and the government post soon developed as a commercial center serving their farms and plantations. From boudin to yams and a little seasoning on the side, St. Landry Parish is home to internationally known Chef Paul Prudhomme, Tony Chachere’s Creole Cajun Seasoning and the Bayou Teche Brewery featuring its own brand of Craft Beers that complement the region’s local Cajun and Creole Cuisine.

In conjunction with Acadiana Economic Development, the St. Landry Economic & Industrial Development District has been a catalyst for economic development in St. Landry Parish. St. Landry Parish Economic Development is the contact for those interested in business expansion and start-up.


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St. Landry Parish Economic Development