Ascension Parish’s strategic location in relation to the Gulf of Mexico and South America, along with its multi-modal transportation network, position it as a location for opportunity in the southern U.S. for nearly any type of operation.
Interstate — I-10
U.S. Hwy 61
Canadian National/Illinois Central
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern, Canadian National and Union Pacific currently operate routes in Ascension Parish with connections throughout the southern U.S. Among the U.S. Class I railroads, Kansas City Southern has the shortest route between Kansas City, which is the second-largest rail hub in the country and the Gulf of Mexico. Kansas City Southern also boasts the Meridian Speedway from Dallas, Texas to Meridian, Mississippi, which is the fastest-growing and least-congested east-west route in the U.S. Canadian National serves the chemical industry in the parish and surrounding region, shipping product to Mexico, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and into the northeast.
Port Facility: Ascension Parish is within 50 miles of the three deepwater ports on the Mississippi River, including the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, Port of New Orleans and Port of South Louisiana, which is one of the top three container ports in the world. Each has infrastructure and facilities in place to handle goods by ship and barge, truck and rail, as well as storage facilities for dry and cold goods.
Port of South Louisiana
Port of Baton Rouge
Port of New Orleans
Air Service: Ascension Parish is just 30 minutes from the Baton Rouge Metropolitan and New Orleans International airports offering more than 150 domestic and international flights each day from airlines including Delta, Continental, Northwest, American, Southwest, U.S. Air, United, America West, JetBlue, Air Tran, Midwest, Air Canada and Taca. The airports also have cargo space for handling dry and cold goods. Travelers to the parish and capital region have the best of both worlds by also having access to international flights and additional domestic flights through the New Orleans International Airport (10,080-ft. runway and cargo facilities).
Louisiana Regional Airport
(10 Minute Drive)
Baton Rouge Airport
(25 Minute Drive)
New Orleans International Airport
(45 Minute Drive)
Ascension Parish Public Transit
Residential — 7.5%
Industrial, Transport, Communication Services — 3.2%
Agriculture/Cropland — 38.0%
Forest — 20.9%
Water — 3.4%
Wetlands — 4%
• Three deepwater ports along the great Mississippi River, including one of the world’s leading container ports
• Three Class I railroads
• our interstates within a 60-mile radius
• International airline service in Baton Rouge and New Orleans