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St. Tammany Parish contributes to the regional focus with many assets to offer the target industries identified for the I-12 Alliance. The area is provides a very well-educated, and skilled workforce, a high quality of life, a variety of great housing, a growing population, as well as proximity to a variety of technology assets -- including the Stennis Space Center, the Michoud Space Center, and the University of New Orleans' Technology and Research Park being built in Slidell.
These and other assets make St. Tammany a good location for aerospace and defense manufacturing and other technology companies (due to the location in the parish of the region's Technology Corridor), a location for major corporate headquarters, particularly for the energy industry (given the presence of the corporate headquarters of the Chevron Energy Company among many others), as well as other businesses that serve as suppliers to the energy industry.
Furthermore, in late 2007, St Tammany Parish, in collaboration with all groups of the I-12 Alliance, embarked in 3rd party research to determine the region and the parish's primary assets directly related to the community's place in the global economy and the strategic growth already poised for prosperity.