St. Tammany Parish has many assets to offer businesses, employees and their families, and the Economic Development Foundation is one of them. The STEDF exists to foster a business-friendly climate and to recruit clean industry with quality jobs to the area.

The St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation assists companies both large and small with finding available land and buildings, navigating state tax incentives, interfacing with local and state governments, and administering bond financing. In the last few years, the STEDF and its bonding arm, the St. Tammany Development District, have provided more than half a billion dollars in project funding. In the last few years alone, we've worked with Rooms To Go, 3001, and GlobalStar, among many other companies both large and small.

Importantly, all services provided by the STEDF are free. There is no cost for demographic data, quality- of-life presentations or information, real estate database access, or assistance with business plan development. Whether searching for vacant, undeveloped land or for Class A office space, researching available workforce or education system rankings, seeking crime statistics or economic trends, everything we have that can help you is yours. And, naturally, we treat all inquiries and pending projects with absolute confidentiality.

Because of our location alone, St. Tammany Parish is a tremendous draw for a variety of businesses. Both new and expanding companies have bases here to take advantage of our interstate highways and ports, cultural amenities, a nationally ranked school system, a low crime rate, and a diverse economy, St. Tammany is a natural destination for many, including you.

STEDF is an important component of what makes St. Tammany unique, and we're proud to be a part of this community.

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1808 Front Street  |  Slidell, LA 70458  |  985-643-5678