Located at the intersection of Interstates I-10, I-12 and I-55, the interstate connectivity makes southern Tangipahoa the crossroads of the south.
Private, corporate and government aircraft take advantage of the only regional airport on the Northshore with a state of the art manned tower, the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport is home to U.S. Customs.
Port Manchac is the only port in the whole of the Northshore Region. Port Manchac is an inter-modal facility that serves manufacturing and distribution clients throughout the Gulf South. It is ideally located on the Canadian National Railroad's north-south main rail line which runs directly adjacent to the port's property and provides regular service to the facility as needed. The terminal is also located directly adjacent to Interstate 55 with nearby direct links to I-12, I-10, and I-59, and outside of the congested Port of New Orleans and Port of Baton Rouge cargo markets.
The Canadian National Main Line provides freight services, and Amtrak’s passenger train service operates daily with north and south travel as well as connecting services east and west.
Hammond's Main Street is an accredited Louisiana Main Street Community and has been since 1986. The Hammond program is now used as a national model for Main Street Program success.
Hammond is home to the third largest university in the state and the only public university on the Northshore, since its founding in 1925, Southeastern Louisiana University has made fundamental contributions to the region. With 15,000 students it offers 45 undergraduate degrees and 21 graduate degrees, including two doctorates in educational leadership and nursing practice.
Northshore Technical Community College provides essential career pathways in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as partnerships among school systems, community colleges and universities to advance a critical pipeline of talent that supports our local and regional industry partners.
Tangipahoa Parish offers more fairs, festivals, social and cultural events than any other parish in the state. Over a half a million residents and visitors each year enjoy events such as the Louisiana Renaissance Festival, Antique Trade Days and Vintage Market Days of Southeast Louisiana. Events such as the Tangipahoa Parish Free Fair, Tickfaw Italian Festival, Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival and Amite Oyster Festival allow us to remember where we came from and celebrate moving forward. October 2018 will see the return of the Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow.
The Southeastern Columbia Theatre welcomes national and international talent, and culture and art are celebrated at the Hammond Regional Arts Center and the African-American Heritage Museum. Southeastern’s Strawberry Stadium and other campus athletic venues, the nationally recognized Chappapeela Sports Park and Ponchatoula Area Recreation District are home to countless year-round, family-friendly sporting events.