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Economic Development



We welcome entrepreneurs and businesses interested in setting up shop in Carencro. Our growing community provides tremendous opportunities for your success. Below are useful resources to help you get started.

Occupational License Online Application

Pay Building Permit online

Carencro Business Association – meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Lafayette Parish North Regional Library. For more information, email CBA.

One Acadiana, formerly the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, seeks to help businesses thrive and advance the economic development of the region.

Lafayette Economic Development Authority, offers market intelligence research, business recruitment efforts, business retention and expansion resources and workforce development advisory service.

Louisiana Department of Labor

Louisiana Department of Economic Development

Certified Site Information and Enrollment.


Interested in learning more about business opportunities in Carencro? Please send an email to Graham Beduze or, call 337-896-8481 or write to us at 210 E. St. Peter Street, Carencro, LA 70520.




Population & Labor Force

2016 Carencro Population – 8,602
2016 Lafayette Parish Population – 238,586
2013 Lafayette Parish Average Civilian Labor Force – 120,182


Tax Structure

State of Louisiana – 4.45 percent
City of Carencro – 3 percent (an additional 1 percent levied inside the I-49 Economic Development District.)
Lafayette Parish School Board – 2 percent

Through Louisiana Economic Development programs, tax incentives are available to businesses and industries moving into the Carencro area. Request information on tax incentives for business.



Local highway routes through Carencro include Interstate 10, Interstate 49, U.S. Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 167.

Lafayette Regional Airport is nine miles southeast of Carencro and is served by popular commercial airlines. Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is about 50 miles to the east and New Orleans International Airport is approximately 120 miles to the east.

The Port of Iberia, a shallow draft port, lies 30 miles to the south. There are two deepwater ports nearby: the Port of Baton Rouge is 50 miles to the east and the Port of Lake Charles is 80 miles to the west. Both deepwater ports are designated as a foreign trade zone.