Iberville is powered by a wide range of commercial and industrial businesses, including international corporations and small family-owned businesses. They flocked to the parish because of its excellent transportation routes, abundant raw materials, strong labor force and land availability. The transportation network includes interstate, railroad, and pipeline access, along with Mississippi River and Gulf Coast access.
Iberville still has significant agricultural operations, especially in the north Iberville communities of Rosedale, Grosse Tete and Maringouin and in the White Castle area; and the fishing industry plays an important role in the rural areas of Bayou Sorrel and Bayou Pigeon.
The parish is situated in the industrial corridor, just 15 miles from Baton Rouge, the capital of the State of Louisiana. Dow Chemical Co. is the largest employer in the parish, providing about 3,000 Dow and contract jobs. Other major employers include Shintech, Georgia Gulf Corp., other chemical industrial plants, and government agencies, such as the Iberville Parish School Board and the Iberville Parish Council.
Shintech Corp. just completed an expansion of its facilities, investing $1.9 billion in its south Plaquemine facility. In addition, SNF has begun its $300 million facility in the summer of 2010. The parish’s economic development efforts are led by the Iberville Chamber of Commerce.
Click here for the Chamber’s economic development brochure with parish demographics.
For more information, check the Chamber’s website at www.ibervillechamber.com, or call 225-687-3560.