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 24,000 are proud to call home, is 204 square miles abundant with vibrant communities. West Baton Rouge offers many cultural amenities and is rich in history. We boost 20 sites on the Louisiana Register of Historic Places, museums, camp grounds, restaurant, trails and parks. Moreover, the parish is part of the National Atchafalaya Heritage Area.

Today, residents of West Baton Rouge produce millions of dollars of valuable products, from the sweetest sugarcane to versatile petroleum products.

“Maintaining an environment that promotes business and economic development while improving the quality of life for people in our communities remains a top priority”, said Parish President Berthelot. West Baton Rouge Parish stands out as a great place to live and do business with a cost of living eight percent lower than the national average, the price of the median home is $148,000 and our unemployment rate hovers around four percent.

The West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce’s mission states—To be the voice of business while promoting growth and quality of life in West Baton Rouge Parish—and the entire community and region, coming together in partnership, are making this a reality each day. All of this would have never been possible without the support of our parish, business leaders, elected officials, an engaged board of directors and a fantastic staff. We sincerely appreciate your support in sharing our mission to make West Baton Rouge Parish an ideal place to work, live and play.