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Ascension Economic Development Corp (AEDC) is responsible for implementing economic development programs to the benefit of the citizens of Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Ascension Parish is located on the Mississippi River between the cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans and is connected to these cities by Interstate Highway 10. Part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area, Ascension Parish has been one of the fastest growing Parishes in the State of Louisiana and one of the fastest growing Parishes/Counties in the US over the last several years. This growth is fueled by a diversified mix of private employers who have invested billions of dollars in this area. The combination of excellent public schools, a variety of affordable housing to match any lifestyle and a superior business climate ensures that both residents and businesses can EXPERIENCE THE ASCENSION ADVANTAGE in a live-in, work-in community while having access to the amenities and resources of two nearby metro areas.