To provide leadership that fosters growth and prosperity in the Breaux Bridge area so as to ensure that this community is the best place to operate and grow a business, as well as the most desirable place to live, visit, work, and play.
The Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1972 to better assist businesses interested in locating to the area. At that time, the population of Breaux Bridge was approximately 4,000, and the main industry was sugar, rice, and soybean farming. With the construction of Interstate 10 in 1973, the City of Breaux Bridge became the center of commerce, with unprecedented access to surrounding parishes and metropolitan areas.
Today, Breaux Bridge has a population of approximately 7,600. With growth and development came a new hospital, a public and private school system, a number of religious, fraternal, social, and civic clubs, and facilities for cultural, recreational, and social activities. Evidence of this prosperity is the many real estate and commercial developments underway, as well as, an increase in financial institutions located in the city.
Through it all, the Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce has maintained its dedication to the betterment and improvement of the area’s business community. We are here to show you why Breaux Bridge is a great place to live, work, and raise a family!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Chamber office at 337-332-5406.
If you think Breaux Bridge Area is a great place to visit, you should try living here. We’ve got a pleasant climate, beautiful scenery and a lifestyle that’s much more relaxed than the typical city.
We’ve also got neighbors who won’t hesitate to tell you hello. You’ve heard of Southern hospitality. Breaux Bridge Area has the Cajun/Creole version-friendliness that you’ve got to experience to believe. A bonus is the wealth of Boudreaux and Thibodeaux jokes you’ll learn, not to mention the fact that you could have a real Boudreaux or Thibodeaux for a next door neighbor. Just don’t expect them to be as naive as the characters in the jokes. Beneath the Cajun/Creole accent most often lies wisdom.
Breaux Bridge’s Area phone book is one of the few in the country that still lists nicknames as well as birth names. Nowhere else can you find names like “T-Jun,” “Tootsie,” “Peewee” or “Coot.”
The charm of Breaux Bridge Area goes far beyond tourism. It’s a great place to live. Have a look at some of Breaux Bridge’s newcomer information. If you have any questions, please contact our City’s Director of Tourism and Cultural Development at 337-332-8500.