LOCAL COMPANIES

There’s a reason why businesses like Marathon, DuPont, DENKA, & Pinnacle Polymer have made their home in St. John the Baptist Parish, and it’s not just the great food and great weather. The land within the parish along the Mississippi River is some of America’s most fertile soils, and we work closely with state and local economic development agencies to provide tax credits and incentives to complement any brand of business. Some of the biggest and most recognized names in the petro chemical and grain industry are thriving here in St. John. And with hundreds of available acres, there’s plenty of room in the Parish for your next expansion.

We could talk about St. John’s exceptional business climate all day long, but nothing speaks to our success quite like our track record. Here are just a few names we’re proud to work with:

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

It’s one thing to roll out the welcome mat for new businesses; it’s something altogether rare for a local government to provide constant communication and full support for its economic catalysts. And we’re working on a brand new East Bank Governmental Complex and Parish public infrastructure to help further meet your needs. Whether you’re searching for Industrial Tax Exemption Program, business incentives, building a team of qualified employees, or expanding your enterprise in new directions, we’re more than just here to help—we actually want to help.

 

TAX CREDITS AND INCENTIVES

St. John the Baptist Parish and the state of Louisiana offer several tax credits, grants, fee reductions, and other forms of financial assistance for businesses big and small. Learn more about our economic incentives and see what we can do to help your business:

St. John Incentive Programs

  • Tax Abatement
  • Revolving Loan Funds
  • Free Business Counseling

Louisiana Incentive Programs

  • LED FastStart – No. 1 State Workforce Development Program
  • Angel Investor Tax Credit (AITC)
  • Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program
  • Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive
  • Enterprise Zone Tax Credit
  • Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP)
  • Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit
  • Musical and Theatrical Tax Credit
  • Louisiana Quality Jobs Rebate
  • Louisiana Research and Development Tax Credit
  • Restoration Tax Abatement
  • Sound Recording Investor Tax Credit

SMALL BUSINESS INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

From entrepreneurial startups to small business growth and expansion, Louisiana offers a comprehensive array of educational, managerial and financial programs that cultivate small business opportunities.

BONDING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Provides access to quality bid, payment and performance bonds at reasonable rates from surety companies when bonding capacity is needed on public or private jobs.

CEO ROUNDTABLES

Peer groups that give executives the opportunity to discuss business practices and management strategies with other executives who deal with similar growth challenges.

ECONOMIC GARDENING INITIATIVE

Provides customized core business strategies, market research, qualified sales leads and improved internet and technology tailored to your growing needs.

HUDSON INITIATIVE

Certification program offers greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities at the state government level.

LOUISIANA CONTRACTORS ACCREDITATION INSTITUTE

Provides construction businesses construction management information in preparation for the General Contractors State Licensing Exam.

SMALL AND EMERGING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Provides for developmental assistance, including entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, legal and industry-specific assistance.

SMALL BUSINESS LOAN AND GUARANTY PROGRAM

Provides loan guarantees to banks and other small business lenders in association with the SSBCI ranging from $5,000 to $1.5 million.

STEP GRANT

Provides financial awards to state and territory governments to assist small businesses with export development.

VETERAN INITIATIVE

Helps veteran-owned and service-connected disabled veteran-owned small businesses gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities at the state level.