Welcome to Houma-Terrebonne, La Bonne Terre!
The good earth or the great life? In Terrebonne Parish, these two terms are synonymous when describing our business climate and the community. Houma, Louisiana is strategically located centrally to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. Within an hours drive, our residents can rendezvous in the historic French Quarter for dinner, spend the weekend entertaining business prospects on an offshore charter excursion, or enjoy on one of many airboat, swamp, or plantation tours.
The Parish of Terrebonne consists of approximately 108,690 people. The City of Houma, the hub for the parishes' consolidated government and financial epicenter, draws its highly skilled workforce and business from a four parish region which consists of approximately 276,417 people.
Houma-Terrebonne is also located at the intersections of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) and the Houma Navigation Canal (HNC,) which is a straight twenty-six mile voyage to the Gulf of Mexico. The convergence of these two water superhighways is adjacent to the medium draft Port of Terrebonne, which is currently leasing land with channel access.
The Houma-Terrebonne Airport and Industrial Park has over 1,812 total acres, including 800 acres for aircraft servicing and operation, and 1,000 leasable acres within its industrial park. With its four FBO's, NAV aids, AWOS system, two concrete, intersecting runways, a tower which operates seven days a week, and the southern-most latitude general aviation facility in the country, Houma-Terrebonne Airport provides easy access to the Gulf and booming Central and South American markets.
All roads lead to Houma-Terrebonne including US Highway 90 (I-49 corridor,) which is located in the northern part of the parish. Highway 90 runs parallel to The Sante-Fe Burlington-Northern Railway.
Terrebonne Parish offers all of the essential components to make your business thrive: central location, navigable water "superhighways," a world class, highly skilled workforce, an excellent quality of life and low crime rate, available, affordable real estate, a highly skilled and diverse workforce, and numerous State, Federal and local incentives designed to help your business succeed in the world market.
Whether you are starting, expanding, or relocating a business, the staff at the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority (TEDA) is ready to assist you when making your decisions.
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