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St Mary Parish

St. Mary Parish is located in the mid-southern part of Louisiana along the Gulf of Mexico. The parish (county) area is 691 square miles and contains 660 miles of inland navigable waterways, making it very attractive to shipping, fabrication and fishing industries.

The parish (county) is located along U. S. Highway 90 (Future I-49) between the major metropolitan areas of New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana. The state capital in Baton Rouge is within a 1½ hour drive (map of Southern Louisiana). There are more than two million residents in this region.

Over the years, St. Mary Parish has diversified from an agricultural base (sugar cane, fishing, shrimping,…), to a mix of agriculture and industry. Industrial segments include mineral extraction (oil/gas) and support industries, to leaders in shipbuilding, underwater services and metal fabrication. The State of Louisiana and St. Mary boast of the most productive workers in the world.

Endless Possibilities

Endless Possibilities

St Mary Parish is in the middle of it all - offering an array of advantages that make exploring, living, working and doing business here a wonderful and rewarding experience. Exceptional quality of life, clean air, educational opportunities, vast recreation, and safe environment, as well as, unmatched work ethic, business-friendly atmosphere, and lower-overall cost of living makes the area a dynamic location.


Multi Modal Transporation

St. Mary Parish is multi-modal in its transportation. There are two ports with access to the Gulf of Mexico. The Port of Morgan City is an import/export port for medium draft vessels and the Port of West St. Mary is an industrial site with access to rail and the Gulf of Mexico. The Burlington Northern and Sante Fe railroad has the main trunk line in the parish and Interstate 49 offers ready access to Interstate 10

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