About the New Orleans Regional Business Park

The New Orleans Regional Business Park was created by the State of Louisiana in conjunction with the City of New Orleans to attract new businesses and facilitate the expansion of existing businesses within a 7000 acre tract in Eastern New Orleans. The Business Park is home to major organizations such as NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility employing thousands in the aerospace industry and Folger's Coffee Company a premier coffee roasting facility. The businesses in the Park generate billions of dollars in annual sales, employ approximately eight thousand area and regional residents and pump substantial dollars into the tax base which covers supportive public services.

The New Orleans Regional Business Park has six class one rail roads operating in the Park. The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad provides outstanding interconnect rail services for rail clients in the New Orleans Region. The Business Park is well positioned for our growing regional and global markets.

NORBP office building

Vision Statement:

The New Orleans Business and Industrial District is a recognized, viable and growing regional economic center critical to the growth and prosperity of New Orleans and the River Region.

Mission Statement:

The New Orleans Business and Industrial District will advocate and facilitate the acquisition, development and maintenance of critical infrastructure and resources necessary to support and nurture the growth of current businesses and the development of new businesses.


Project Organization:

The New Orleans Regional Business Park, created in 1979 by the Louisiana legislature, is governed by Chapter 12A of Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statues of 1950, Sections 4701-4708 adopted by the Legislature of the State of Louisiana in the 1979 Regular Session.  NORBP was created as a Industrial District, which through its board of commissioners, shall have the power to acquire, construct, improve, maintain projects and to provide additional municipal services within the district thus creating the world’s largest Industrial Park.

Land is only minutes away for Interstate 10 and US High way 90.  The New Orleans International Airport is within a half an hour from NORBP and The New Orleans Lakefront Airport, serving private, corporate and charter air travelers as well as cargo flights, is less than ten miles from NORBP. Water is directly served by the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO), which forms its Southern Border and makes NORBP the perfect industrial site with unlimited possibilities for Eastern New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans area.

In gathering information for corporate decision makers, site location and facility planners typically conduct extensive research of regions and communities throughout the country.  This research covers a large range of areas such as population base, available labor force, land availability, tax incentives, as well as a host of other factors relevant to the selection of a region as a site for investment in new or expanded operations.

The development of land via new business activity, be it small business or corporate development, creates a wonderful opportunity to create jobs and wealth generating opportunities for both the citizens of New Orleans East and the State of Louisiana. In order to create new development one must have the resources to inform the world of the exciting opportunities available in New Orleans East.  While New Orleans is a thriving tourism entity, it is also a thriving metropolis with resources available both for International Trade and local business creativity.

NORBP has many incentives and opportunities within its district.  These incentives include:

  • Property Tax Exemptions for Manufacturing facilities
  • Tax Credit for Jobs
  • Freeport Laws for Goods in Transit
  • Enterprise Zones
  • Inventory Tax Credits
  • Industrial Revenue Bonds
  • Venture Capital Programs

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The New Orleans Regional Business Park is an ideal place to do business. It is the economic engine that fosters business development, no matter the size of the entity.  It has all the amenities needed, excellent location, skilled labor, and acres of land.  The NORBP is a land of opportunity that provides the City of New Orleans, the citizens of New Orleans, and businesses both near and far, with unlimited possibilities.



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