Hammond Downtown Development District (DDD)

The Hammond Downtown Development District Authority is a main point of contact for the downtown Hammond area.  The major purpose for the organization is to upgrade and improve the downtown area.  Many public activities are organized by the DDD including, but not limited to:  Hot August Night, Starry November Night, Recycling Days, and The Hammond Market. 


Terry Lynn Smith
Executive Director
Downtown Development District
2 West Thomas Street
Hammond, LA 70401
Office: 985.542.3471
Fax: 985.543.3219

2013 Events Calendar Downtown Hammond

Hammond Chamber of Commerce

Located in the restored Hammond Railroad Depot, this progressive organization is responsible for assisting in marketing the Hammond area and promoting their members.  The Chamber is actively involved in numerous activities throughout the year including the Hammond Business Expo, Ladies' Top 28 Tournament, the Hammond Christmas parade, Chamber After Hours, and Ham'nd Eggs. 

Charlotte Lenoir Banks
Executive Director
Hammond Chamber of Commerce
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1458
Hammond, LA 70404
Physical Address:
400 NW Railroad Avenue
Hammond, LA 70401
: (985) 345-4457
Fax: (985) 345-4749



Hammond Industrial Development Board

Hammond Area Economic & Industrial Development District

The top priorities for the HAEIDD board are to attract new business and industry to the Hammond area and to retain and expand jobs of existing business and industries.  HAEIDD offers conferencing resources, internet access, and state of the art technologies for those interested in pursuing development here.

Stacey Neal
Community Developer
1514 Martens Drive, Ste 136
Hammond, LA 70401
Phone: 985-549-3160
Fax:     985-549-3161
Cell:     985-351-5111



Southeastern Louisiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Falling under the auspices of Southeastern Louisiana University, the SBCD offers free business consulting, affordable training seminars, and a multitude of research resources for start-up businesses in the area.    

William Joubert
Louisiana Small Business Development Center
Physical/Mailing Address
1514 Martens Drive
Hammond, LA 70402
Mailing Address 
SLU 10522
Hammond, LA  70402
Phone:  985-549-3831
Fax:  985-549-2127