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 at each one’s most southern borders.
As the name implies, the region it knit together by an extensive network of waterways, some in the form of the 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 to the world. Air, rail and interstate access complete a system of moving goods and services into and out of the area.
Oil and gas exploration, production and transportation and its related activities form a significant basis for the economy and are augmented by strong growth in medical, seafood, agriculture, metal manufacturing, tourism, retail, professional services and hospitality.
The region is consistently ranked as one of the strongest regional economies in the nation due it an abundance of natural resources, a highly productive workforce, a strong secondary education system – both college and technical, affordable costs of doing business and pro-business communities.
Bayou Region At A Glance
|Some High School
College – Associates
College – Bachelors
College – Masters
College – Professional
College – Doctorate
Source of demographic data: Synergos Technologies, Inc. (STI) | October 2015 Estimate