City of Zachary



Zachary, Louisiana, boasts a strategic location with proximity to major employers and institutions, making it an attractive place to live and work. A quick 12-mile into downtown Baton Rouge puts you on the Capitol steps: the Baton Rouge Airport is less than 15 minutes from Zachary, and the flagship Louisiana State University, founded in 1860, is 18 miles away.

With over 800 dedicated team members, Lane Regional Medical Center is the largest employer in the City of Zachary, continually expanding its facilities and services to provide top-notch healthcare to the community. Construction of the new 82,000-square-foot, four-story patient tower at Lane continues to progress. The new building is scheduled to open in December 2024.

The Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, is one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products, and related chemicals. The Zachary mill contributes to Georgia-Pacific's overall production capacity and supplies various paper products to markets across the United States. A significant industrial facility, Georgia-Pacific provides employment opportunities and contributes to the local economy in Zachary and the surrounding areas. In 2023, Georgia-Pacific made a $50 million investment at Port Hudson Mill, allowing the expansion of Georgia-Pacific's premium paper towel offerings, Brawny Mega and Tear-A-Square. Continued investments like Georgia Pacific Paper Mill demonstrate a commitment to innovation and expansion, potentially leading to further economic development in the area.

The Zachary Community School District, known for high standards and recognition as the number one school in Louisiana, is a public school district located in Zachary. The Zachary Community School District employs 650 teachers, administrators, and personnel. It offers a variety of educational programs for students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, including advanced placement courses, career and technical education, and extracurricular activities. This premier education system has positioned Zachary for continued growth.

Overall, Zachary's combination of employment opportunities, educational excellence, and strategic location positions it as a thriving community with promising prospects for the future.

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