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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
to Make a Living

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Upcoming Events

The next TEDA Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 12:00 AM in the Administrative Conference Room, 7th Floor of Government Tower, 8026 Main St., Houma, LaClick here to review agenda

The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute, in partnership with Louisiana Economic Development, Louisiana Community & Technical College System, and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, is offering small and emerging construction businesses critical information about construction management and how to prepare for the General Contractors State Licensing Exam.  Click here for more information!
QuickBooks Basics - Parts 1 & 2 - Accounting/Record Keeping; Speaker:  Greg August, Good Work Network; Location:  Fletcher Technical Community College - Houma Campus; Eligibility: Must be SEBD certified to receive software (; Fee:  $50.00 for both parts.  (Participants receive software) Click here to register
   Part 1 - March 7, 2017 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
   Part 2 - March 14, 2017 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Courthouse Chili Cook Off - March 11, 2017 from noon to 4:00 p.m.; To register a team, contact Anne Picou at 985-873-6408; Live Entertainment; Open to the Public 

10KSB Lunch & Learn Series:  It's the People - How do you build a business culture of shared values in which talented people WANT to work with you to help you achieve your vision?  This session will explore organizational culture and its capability to drive growth and build a sustainable company.  Wednesday, March 15th from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Fletcher Technical Community College, Houma Campus.  Click here to register!
5 Steps to Secure Financing - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Topic:  Finance; Speaker: Jimmy Nguyen, LSBDC Business Consultant; Location: Fletcher Technical Community College - Houma Campus. Click here to register!
Starting & Financing a Small Business -  Monday, April 24, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM; Topic: Start-up Assistance/Finance; In collaboration with Terrebonne Parish Library to promote Money Smart Week helping small businesses in the Bayou Region obtain and better manage their finances; Speaker: Jimmy Nguyen, LSBDC Business Consultant; Location: Terrebonne Parish Library Main Branch (151 Library Drive, Houma) Click here to register!