Kenner, LA Business Overview

By Anna Beth Blevins on July 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm EST
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PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Barry Sprague

Kenner is part of Jefferson parish, the second-largest parish in Louisiana. The city’s close location to New Orleans means more than just nice amenities; tourism is a big draw, and Kenner’s economy reaps the benefits. Besides visitors, Kenner’s economy is a varied mix of industry and entertainment.

Workforce

Kenner has a large and well-educated workforce. The parish’s workforce makes up for almost half the New Orleans Metropolitan Statistical Area’s labor force, and almost a quarter of that 18 to 34-year-old working population has a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Transportation

Kenner is easily accessible thanks to three interchanges of Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 61 running alongside the interstate. And, flying in and out of the city is simple. The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport calls Kenner home as well.

Two Class I railways serve the area, and port city New Orleans is about 10 miles from Kenner’s city center, so cargo shipping both in and out of the area is simple.

Business Climate

Kenner’s business climate is diverse to say the least. A veritable mixture of industries, wholesale trade, mining, manufacturing transportation equipment and health care are among the biggest businesses. These industries are coupled with the strong presence in arts, entertainment and retail in the city’s economy.

See our list of top employers in Kenner.

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