TBIC Member


Kate MacArthur President & CEO

www.ascensionedc.com [email protected] 001-225-644-1750
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Ascension Economic Development Corporation

Ascension Parish

Experience the Ascension Advantage

Strategic location on the US Gulf Coast with barge/dock access on the Mississippi River, 3 Class 1 railroads, interstate highways, raw material, feedstock pipelines, and an existing trained labor force all in a high population growth area located between the major metropolitan areas of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Come experience the Ascension Advantage.

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Ascension Economic Development Corporation

Community Profile


126,500 (15% Population growth from 2010 to 2017)


(Baton Rouge MSA Region Population)

GDP per Capita

55,266 $ (State of Louisiana)



(Ascension Parish)


(Ascension Parish Region)

Focus Industries

Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Chemicals / Plastics / Advanced Materials, Data / IT, Fabrication, Transportation, Warehousing / Distribution / Logistics

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Ascension Economic Development Corporation

List of European Companies who have already invested

Name Industry No. of Employees
BASF (Germany) Specialty Chemicals 1,195
Shell Chemical (Netherlands) Petrochemical 636
Huntsman/Rubicon (Netherlands) Chemicals 420
Linde (Ireland) Industrial gases 57
Air Liquide (France) Industrial Gases 120
Veolia (France) Chemicals 36
Mauser (Germany) Container Manufacturer 26