Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 9

129 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9 T he City of Slidell is a true gem of southeastern Louisiana. Only a 25-minute drive from New Orleans, it’s a diverse community full of antique shops, galleries, and restaurants serving up spicy boiled crawfish. Travelling to Slidell from inside or outside the state is a breeze since three Interstates, I-10, I-12, and I-59 all converge on Slidell. It’s also a quick commute to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and the NASA Stennis’s Space Center in Mississippi. Slidell was founded in 1882 during the construction of the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad (N.O.N.E). But it was in the 1960s, when NASA opened its facilities, that Slidell’s population tripled over 10 years and the city became a major suburb of New Orleans. Today, Slidell is known for its nationally accredited Police and Fire Departments, partnered healthcare system, and a school system (St. Tammany Parish Public Schools) that is one of the top five in the state. COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS LIVE HERE Slidell, Louisiana