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BATON ROUGE LA. UTILITIES

ELECTRICITY

Entergy Utilities Company
Cajun Electric Power Cooperative
Pointe Coupee Parish

NATURAL GAS

COMPANY / PARISH Ascention East Baton
Rouge
Iberville Livingston St. Helena
Dixie Gas Company, Inc YES YES YES YES  
Duplessis Gas & Fuel Company, Inc. YES        
Evergreen Domestic Gas Company     YES    
Entergy / Gulf States Utilities   YES      
Livingston Gas & Utility Company       YES  
Louisiana Gas Service 
Company
YES YES   YES YES
Polaris Corporation YES   YES    
St. Amant Gas Company YES        

WATER

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan area is serviced by Baton Rouge Water Company. Wells vary in depth
from 600 to 2,700 feet. The company pumps at an average daily rate of 43 million gallons.

SEWER

The city of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish Department of Public Works provide severage
for industry in the city and much of the surrounding area. In addition to three major sewerage plants.
The entire system has a total design capacity of 110 million gallons. average daily flow is 75.8 million gallons.
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COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL SPACE

The nine parish region has 25 industrial and commercial parks with 4,585 total acres. Twenty of the sites
are located in the Baton rouge MSA with nearly 4,000 acres. Five sites are zoned heavy industrial use with 
650 acres and nine sites are zoned light industrial with 1,555 acres. Thirteen sites have rail access on or
adjacent to the site while 14 sites have access to interstate highways.
PARISH INDUSTRIAL PARK
Ascension  LiRochhi 
East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Business Center
East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Central 
East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Industriplex
East Baton Rouge Concord Park
East Baton Rouge Energy Park
East Baton Rouge Industriplex Park
East Baton Rouge Interstate Industrial Park
East Baton Rouge Oxford Place Industrial Park
East Baton Rouge Plaza Americana Industrial Park
East Baton Rouge Shenandoah Business Park
East Baton Rouge South Choctaw Industrial Park
East Baton Rouge South Park Forest
Iberville Diez Industrial Park
Iberville Evergreen Industrial Park
Livingston  Livingston Industrial Park
Livingston Livingston Parish Industrial Park
Livingston  Martins Industrial Paark
Pointe Coupee False River Air Park
Pointe Coupee Pointe coupee Parish Industrial Park
St. Helena  St. Helena IndustrialPark
West Baton Rouge Metro West Commercial Park
West Baton Rouge Sun Plus Industrial Park
West Baton Rouge Westport Commercial/Business Park
West Baton Rouge Westport Industrial Park
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BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA TAX INFORMATION

SALES TAX RATE (State, Parish, Local) : 8.0%
PROPERTY TAX : 
There is no state property tax in Louisiana, but local city and parish governments may levy property
taxes on facilities, land and equipment inventory.
INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX
The tax frates for individuals filing as single, married but filing separately, or as head of household are:
2% of the first $10,000 of taxable income
4% on the next $40,000
6% on taxable income of $50,000
For married persons filing a joint return, the dollar amount in each bracket is doubled.
CORPORATE FRANCHISE TAX
The state corporate franchise tax is levied annually at the rate of $1.50 per $1,000 on the first $300,000
of capital stock, surplus, undivided profits and borrowed capital employed in Louisiana.
The rate is $3.00 per $1,000 after the first $300,000.00. The minimum tax is 10% per year.
CORPORATE INCOME TAX
The state corporate income tax is:
4% on the first $25,000
5% on the next $25,000
6% on the next $50,000
7% on the next $100,000
8% on net income above $200,000
STATE SALES TAX
The Louisiana state sales tax is 4%. It is levied on the retail sale of personal property, on goood, used or 
stored for use in Louisiana, and on leases and rental of tangible personal property and certain services.
Baic consumer commodities such as food for home comsumption and prescription srugs are exempt from
state sales taxes. Local governing bodies may levy up to an additional 4% sales tax with voter approval.
WORKER'S COMPENSATION
The average worker' compendation rate is $3.67 per $100 of payroll, but varies according to risk of
specified jobs and individual industry.
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
After the initial 24-month "period of eligibility", each emplyer is taxed according to a rate
established by their own labor turnover experience. The minimum rate is 3% and the maximum rate
is 6% assessed on the first $8,500 in annual wages of each employee.
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INFRASTRUCTURE

MAJOR HIGHWAYS
East & West- Interstate 10, Interstate 12, U.S. Hwy 190
North & South - Interstate 110, Interstate 55 (to the east), U. S. Hwy 61, LA Hwy. 1
RAIL TRANSPORTATION
Illinois Central
Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Company
Kansas City Southern Line
Union Pacific System
AIR TRANSPORTATION
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
Runway Lengths - Runway 4/22 - 150 ft. wide, 6900 ft. long
Runway 13/31 - 150 ft. wide, 6800 ft. long
Commercial Carriers - american Eagle, Continental, Delta, Northwest, USAir
THE PORT OF GREATER BATON ROUGE
The Port of Greater Baton Rouge, the fifth largest port in the nation with its 40 ft. channel is the farthest
inland deepwater port on the Gulf of Mexico via the Misssissippi River. This position, 229 river miles from
the Gulf offers shippers lover inland trasportation costs for imported products and for exported resources 
of the Mississippi/Gulf Coast region.
Adjacent to the port is the Port Allen Locks of the Intracoastal Waterway which provides barge
operators a savings of 160 miles on traffic destined to Houston from Baton Rouge. The Greater Baton 
Rouge area is designated as a U.S. Customs Port of Entry and a 2,600 acre general purpose foreign
trade zpne is also availale. The juncture of the Mississippi River and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway 
coupled with excellent inland transportation services have made the Port of Greater Baton Rouge a
strategic gateway for the handling of international and domestic commerce.

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