One Acadiana, the region’s nine-parish economic development organization, was joined on Friday by St. Landry Parish Economic Development to announce two newly certified sites in St. Landry Parish.
The Port Barre Industrial Park East site and Port Barre Industrial Park Central cite were certified under the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified Sites program. The sites at 86.60 and 36.85 acres are the thirteenth and fourteenth certified sites in the Acadiana area and the third and fourth in St. Landry Parish.
“The Hwy 190 Corridor between Port Barre and Krotz Springs is well aligned to grow significantly as a multimodal industrial corridor that will bring in significant capital investments and job creation over the near term, said Bill Rodier, St. Landry Economic Development, Executive Director. “The certification of these sites for the Port Barre Industrial Park will help to further solidify this foundation for growth and should greatly accelerate the investment and job creation process in St Landry Parish and upper Acadiana along this important corridor.”
Through the LED certified site program industrial sites are put through a rigorous review process where site details, such as zoning restrictions, title work, environmental studies, soil analysis and surveys, are assessed for compliance and authenticity.
One Acadiana says that the tracts meet the state’s priority to certify land as industrial sites.
“The certified sites at the Port Barre Industrial Park represent what site selectors are looking for in marketable, shovel-ready land,” said Troy Wayman, President & CEO of One Acadiana.“With these certifications, Acadiana now has over 1,700 acres of certified acreage across fourteen sites. Our work with partners across the region to achieve this number of certified sites within four years shows tremendous collaboration and we’re proud to celebrate today’s accomplishment with St. Landry Parish.”
The certification process for the two sites was undertaken by the St. Landry Economic Development and 1A’s Site Development team.