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St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation

St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2005 to promote economic development and commercial growth of St. Bernard Parish and to lead the initiation of partnering organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for St. Bernard Parish citizens. To achieve this mission, SBEDF primarily engages in business attraction, retention, and expansion. Additionally, workforce development and policy development are pursued as key initiatives to drive economic development activities. The Board of Directors consists of 28 voting members and 8 non-voting honorary members and public officials, all of which serve as volunteers to the organization. SBEDF’s work is made possible through the general support of its investors, St. Bernard Parish Government, St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District, the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation, Cox Communications, Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company, Chalmette Refining, and Valero Energy at the Champion Level, the Law Offices of Sidney Torres, III, Associated Terminals and Atmos Energy at the Pillars Level, and Park Investments, Boasso Global, and Palmisano Group at the Community Leaders level.

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