The Capital Region’s location and access to transportation plays a key role in site selection decisions for corporate and industrial facilities, with multimodal transportation options offering international exposure. The Baton Rouge Area’s access to I-10, I-12, I-55, three class one railroads, U.S. Highways 190 and 65, and deepwater access through the Port of Greater Baton Rouge provide direct access to ship, barge, truck and rail. The proximity and ease of accessibility of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport adds connectivity with more than 300 cities around the world.
- 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 state, 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