West Baton Rouge Parish—204 square miles of lively neighborhoods where 26,000 residents are proud to call home—is small but ever so mighty. We have become a dynamic place to live, work and do business. We hope this section will be valuable for those conducting business in the Parish and for those contemplating relocating to our area.

More and more, we see a strong interest in the industrial, residential and retail growth of our community. Due to our easy access to the main Baton Rouge corridor and other modes of transportation, many residents and business owners have found West Baton Rouge to be an affordable and exceptional location for purchasing a home or establishing a business.

We are proud to serve as the economic development extension of our Parish and as the advocate for the business community. We offer marketing, networking and professional development opportunities to businesses both large and small. If you’d like to know more about what our Chamber can do for you, or if we can just answer a question about our great community, call us at (225) 383-3140.

On behalf of the entire Chamber, we extend a warm welcome if you are new or just visiting. We hope you decide to kick off your shoes and stay a while!

Economic Development

West Baton Rouge Parish has unique competitive advantages, such as The Port of Greater Baton Rouge, rail, industrial land zoning, proximity to interstates and a major metropolitan region. West Baton Rouge is in a state of positive, deliberate growth that continues to attract more and more interest from industry sectors relocating or expanding. Travel down the major roadways and you will see the development of shopping centers, hotels and residential neighborhoods. It has never been more exciting than RIGHT NOW to be invested in our Parish!


The West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce has announced its Legislative Agenda for the 2018 Louisiana State Regular Legislative Session being held March 12 through June 4; it will also serve as a working guide for the remainder of the year when national issues arise as well as for the state’s Special Legislative Session(s). The goal of the agenda is very simple: to promote and protect a pro-business environment in our parish. Our priorities were officially adopted by the Board of Directors Wednesday, March 21, 2018 and can be found here.

Quality of Life

Welcome to West Baton Rouge Parish, located on the west bank of the mighty Mississippi River and enriched with alluvial soils making the region prosperous in farm land, industry and water traffic. This parish, where 26,000 are proud to call home, is 204 square miles abundant with vibrant communities.


On the education front, West Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent Wes Watts is bringing needed attention to our schools, and he is personally focused on each individual student. “No child left behind” should be his motto when he explains his plan for the future of our school system.