Logistics & DistributionOn the Road to Success
Transport with Ease
Cleco’s service territory is built for logistics and distribution businesses to hit the ground running.
The 17th-best rail network in the country, six major interstates and seven ports with developable land only graze the list of important regional infrastructure supporting this industry.
Louisiana is also home to several key industries, including advanced manufacturing and agricultural and food processing, which rely heavily on the state’s logistics companies.
Major Employers in the Logistics & Distribution Industry
Explore Logistics & Distribution Sites
With over 60 acres of available industrial space and a working population of over 150,000 within a 30-minute drive, Acadiana Regional Airport P1 Site is open for business.Check it Out
With efficient connective infrastructure and flat, clear, developable land, England Airpark is an exciting hub for small-scale operations.Check it Out
Located on the northshore of Lake Pontchartrain near major interstates, Gulf South Commerce Park is Louisiana’s most accessible site for large-scale logistics and distribution, advanced manufacturing, R&D, sustainable businesses, and health and science companies.Check it Out
En Route to Success
The nation’s No. 1 workforce development program, LED Fast Start, has designed and delivered talent acquisition solutions for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, including warehousing and distribution companies. In Cleco’s service territory, Alexandria’s logistics jobs are growing, with an estimated 3,692 jobs in 2023. With the growth of the Northshore area in the New Orleans region, logistics companies and distributors have a reputable base for hiring talent.Learn More
An extensive network of interstate highways extends throughout the Cleco service territory — including the cross-continental I-10 highway. Covington in St. Tammany Parish offers access to more U.S. markets within an 8- and 11-hour drive than any other Louisiana city. Several development-ready or nearly development-ready sites are also available within proximity to airports like England Air Park and Acadiana Regional, while rail, deep-water ports, and the state’s seven designated FTZ zones grant access to even further markets.Learn More
Several technical and community colleges in the Cleco service territory offer logistics programs, including Delgado Community College’s logistics technology program and Southeastern Louisiana University’s supply chain management degree program. JumpStart, Louisiana’s initiative for career and technical education, also provides students with training in transportation, distribution and logistics, readying them for the workforce.
Cleco Power Recognized in Annual Economic Development Organization Awards
June 15, 2023