The Interstate 12 area between Baton Rouge
and Slidell Louisiana is coming alive with big commercial
developments and family friendly entertainment centers.
This area was visited by many developers in
the past. Back in the late 60's and early 70's it was rumored
that Disney had looked at this area. Both Livingston Parish and
St Tammany Parish were supposedly look at but was passed by
because the word got out and land speculators were buying
options on possible properties. Well we know what happened next.
Just look at the Orlando Florida area.
Are we being eyed again? Maybe we will be the
next Nashville or Branson. Six Flags in New Orleans East is not
going to reopen. Could Livingston Parish be getting a Six Flags
type of entertainment? This area is due for something really
big. The people are pleasant and the education system is the
best in the state. I would say that our public schools are
probably some of the best schools in the nation. I challenge
anybody to compare our schools to others in the nation. We have
some of the lowest drop out rates and highest passing scores
around. This is a great place to raise a family and therefore
makes it a great place to locate a business.
Livingston Parish people voted against horse
racing and video poker some years ago. The people are smart
enough to know what this does to people. They did vote to
approve property taxes for our parks, Council on Aging and
public library's. The people of Livingston Parish believe in
taking care of their children and their older retirees.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Department is
an asset to the community. They are tough on crime and do a
great job. All the different police forces in the Parish seem to
work really good together. A lot of the Parish police are
volunteers. I have known several of them. They are just normal
had working people like most in the Parish.
There are so many reasons for businesses to
want to move to this area. I have mostly spoken about Livingston
Parish because I have lived there for 20 years and know the
people and area real well. The other Parishes on what is called
the Northshore are very simular.