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About Houma-Terrebonne


Welcome to Houma-Terrebonne, La Bonne Terre!

The good earth or the great life? In Terrebonne Parish, these two terms are synonymous when describing our business climate and the community. Houma, Louisiana is strategically located near New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. Within an hour’s drive, our residents can rendezvous in the historic French Quarter for dinner, spend the weekend entertaining business prospects on an offshore charter excursion or enjoy one of many airboat, swamp or plantation tours.

The Parish of Terrebonne consists of approximately 112,000 residents. The City of Houma, the hub for the parishes’ consolidated government and financial epicenter, draws its highly skilled workforce from a four parish region which consists of approximately 350,000 people. 

Houma-Terrebonne is also located at the intersections of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) and the Houma Navigational Canal (HNC), which is a straight 26 mile voyage to the Gulf of Mexico. The convergence of these two water superhighways is adjacent to the medium draft Port of Terrebonne, which is currently leasing land with channel access.

The Houma-Terrebonne Airport and Industrial Park is comprised of more than 1,812 total acres, including 800 acres for aircraft servicing and operation, and 1,000 leasable acres within its industrial park. With its six FBOs, NAV aids, AWOS system, two concrete, intersecting runways and a tower that operates seven days a week,  Houma-Terrebonne Airport provides easy access to the Gulf and the Central and South American markets.

All roads lead to Houma-Terrebonne including US Highway 90 (I-49 corridor,) which is located in the northern part of the parish. Highway 90 runs parallel to the Sante-Fe Burlington-Northern Railway.

Terrebonne Parish offers all of the essential components to make your business thrive: central location, navigable water “superhighways,” a highly skilled workforce, an excellent quality of life and low crime rate, available, affordable real estate, and numerous State, Federal and local incentives designed to help your business succeed in the world market.

Whether you are starting, expanding, or relocating a business, the staff at Terrebonne Parish Economic Development Authority (TEDA) is ready to assist you when making your decisions.

Houma ranked#8
Best Small City
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The next TEDA Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM in the Administrative Conference Room, 7th Floor of Government Tower, 8026 Main St., Houma, LaClick here for TEDA Board Agenda  

STAND UP FOR ENERGY JOBS - 2017 Oil & Natural Gas Industry Day at the Louisiana State Capital in Baton Rouge will be held on May 2, 2017 at noon in the A.Z. Young Park on the corner of N. 3rd St. and Lafayette St.  For more than 100 years, energy companies have created the best jobs in our state and led the way in environmental stewardship.  We must work to keep it that way.  Louisiana needs leaders who will step up to protect our jobs and our quality of life. Confirm your attendance and get more information by visiting Grow Louisiana Coalition.