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The Bayou Region of Southeast Louisiana is made up of the parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary and Terrebonne. All but Assumption are coastal parishes fronting on the Gulf of Mexico.

As the name implies, the region is knit together by an extensive network of waterways, some in the form of natural bayous and others in the form of industrial channels capable of handling significant heavy industry and waterborne transportation. With the waterways comes an extensive inland port system with distribution points to areas throughout the United States and the world. Air, rail and interstate access combine to form a complete system of moving goods and services into and out of the area.

Oil and gas — exploration, production, transportation and its related activities — form a significant basis for the economy and are augmented by strong growth in the medical, seafood, agriculture, metal manufacturing, tourism, retail, professional services and hospitality industries.

The region is consistently ranked one of the strongest regional economies in the nation due to its abundance of natural resources, highly productive workforce, strong university and technical college systems, affordable costs and pro-business communities.