This week, the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) is celebrating the Annual Economic Development Week. What is economic development? It is a question we are asked regularly. A quick Google search will yield boundless results. The International Economic Development Council defines the term as a program, group of policies, or activity that seeks to improve the economic wellbeing and quality of life for a community.
A Message from the Chair of the SBEDF Board of Directors
As Chair of the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF), I know first-hand the challenges and mindset required to achieve long-term, sustainable success. In economic development, “wins” require perseverance and develop from various streams of work.
The Port of New Orleans and the Meraux Foundation are exploring the feasibility of a new container and logistics facility in Meraux, Louisiana. This page includes background on the proposed project and will be updated as more information becomes available.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites is located at 7955 W. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette and features 78 guestrooms and suites. The project represents the parish’s third hotel.
Valero Meraux Refinery held its new Administration Building Ribbon Cutting and Celebration on March 22.
Clean Course Meals has won the fourth annual Startup St. Bernard pitch competition, taking home a $100,000 prize package of cash and in-kind services designed to help take their business to the next level.
Startup St. Bernard organizers have announced the judges and prize package details for the annual entrepreneurship competition, as well as information about the after-party.
New, multi-year, $1 billion development project being considered by the Port of New Orleans at the Sinclair Tract in Meraux, Louisiana.
Meraux Foundation and St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation Partner to Support Innovation, Growth in the Parish