Zachary is just minutes from major employers such as Georgia-Pacific, ExxonMobil and Lane Regional Medical Center. A quick 12-mile drive into downtown Baton Rouge puts you on the Capitol steps and the IBM Center. The Baton Rouge Airport is conveniently located less than 15 minutes from Zachary. BR Metro serves as a regional hub for major carriers such as American, Delta, United and US Airways.
With more than 800 dedicated team members, Lane Regional Medical Center is the largest employer in the City of Zachary. The hospital continues to grow and invest in the community by recruiting new physicians and providing access to the very best healthcare services, technologies, and programs available in the region. A 90M hospital expansion project for Lane Regional Medical Center has begun. Demolition of the hospital's west wing will make way for a new 82,000 square foot, four-story patient tower. Major changes to the hospital include new four-story tower and 37,000 square feet of interior renovations.
Georgia-Pacific Port Hudson operations is a world-class paper mill, located to the west of the city, employing around 329 local workers. The familiar consumer tissue brands made by Georgia-Pacific include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Dixie®, Sparkle®, Mardi Gras® and Vanity Fair®. Georgia-Pacific recently announced that they are investing $50 million to upgrade its Port Hudson paper mill near Zachary. The work will increase capacity and improve the capability of existing equipment and internal infrastructure, enhancing the company’s retail paper towel and bath tissue business including its own brands as well as private label products. The Port Hudson/Zachary mill currently operates two paper machines and a number of converting operations.
The Zachary Community School District employs 650 teachers, administrators, and personnel. The school system is recognized as a “Model of Excellence”, devoted to providing a rigorous academic foundation and a well-rounded education for every student. Zachary Schools have ranked #1 in the State of Louisiana for the past fifteen years. This premier education system has positioned Zachary for continued growth.
With a business-friendly tax and incentive structure, Zachary companies can hold down operating costs while improving their return on investment.