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 850 dedicated team members, Lane Regional Medical Center is the largest employer in the City of Zachary. Lane Regional Medical Center is a designated Pathway to Excellence organization making it the ONLY hospital in Louisiana and one of just 56 hospitals in the nation with the distinction of being one of the best places for nurses to work. Georgia-Pacific Port Hudson operations is a world-class paper mill, located to the west of the city, employing around 900 local workers. The familiar consumer tissue brands made by Georgia-Pacific include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, enMotion®, Sparkle®, Mardi Gras® and Vanity Fair®.
Other business and industry located near Zachary include Great Southern Galvanizing, Inc. a 53,000 square foot industrial galvanizing plant, where metal objects are given a protective coating to guard against corrosion and BASF Global, the world’s largest chemical company, which is a battery-manufacturing-related electrolytes plant.
With a business-friendly tax and incentive structure, Zachary companies can hold down operating costs while improving their return on investment.