St. Bernard Parish has Highest Population Growth Percentage in State

According to the latest U.S. Census estimates released March 26, 2015, St. Bernard Parish's population grew by 2.4% adding 1.029 residents from July 2013-July 2014. The 2.4% increase represents the highest population growth in Louisiana. St. Bernard is also the fastest growing parish in Louisiana over the past four years with a 23.7% increase, representing 8,512 residents added.

Nunez Fast Track PTEC

Nunez Community College in Chalmette will begin offering a Process Technology Fast Track program designed to help those with an associate's degree or higher attain the Associates of Applied Science degree in Process Technology in 16 weeks.

Process Technology is a high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand profession with beginning salaries of over $50,000. Most PTEC positions involve working onsite at various manufacturing or processing facilities. 

SBA Louisiana Presents Small Business Workshop in St. Bernard Parish

CHALMETTE – The Louisiana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center of Greater New Orleans (LSBDC) will be presenting a free workshop for small business owners and the community on Thursday, November 6. The workshop will be hosted by the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce and the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation and will feature Melissa Daigrepont, Economic Development and Public Information Officer for SBA Louisiana, and Dr. Michael P.