The Capital Region’s location and access to multimodal transportation options plays a key role in site selection decisions for corporate and industrial facilities.



  • The Baton Rouge Area has easy access to I-10, the fourth longest interstate in the United States, I-12, a highway located entirely in Louisiana with an interchange to I-10 in Baton Rouge, and I-55, a major north to south interstate that spans the country
  • The Capital Region also benefits from access to U.S. Highways 190 and 65


  • The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is the inter-modal transportation nexus of the region, part of one of the largest port systems in the world
  • Ranked among the top 15 U.S. ports in the country in terms of cargo volume, annually shipping 53 million tons
  • The port’s 45′ deep draft capability provides an attractive location for industrial development
  • Situated at the convergence of the Mississippi River and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway which moves 97 percent of U.S. waterborne tonnage
  • Direct barge access to 32 states, 2 Canadian provinces and nearly 15,000 miles of inland water transportation
  • Provides excellent intermodal transportation with direct access to ship, barge, truck and rail


  • Louisiana is one of only two states in the nation where all six of North America’s class one railroads converge
  • Union Pacific Railroad is the largest railroad in North America, covering 23 states and major gateways to Mexico and interchange traffic with Canadian rail systems
  • Canadian National is the largest network in Canada, operating in eight Canadian provinces and 16 U.S. states.
  • Kansas City Southern Railway company operates 3,100 miles of rail in 10 central and southeastern states, with rail services between the U.S. and Mexico


  • The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport offers nonstop flights to four major hub airports: Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston InterContinental
  • Major carriers include American, Delta and United
  • 50 daily flights (inbound and outbound) on peak weekdays
  • Only an hour drive to New Orleans, where The Louis Armstrong International Airport hosts 17 airlines and serves 59 nonstop destinations with approximately 150 daily departures
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