The town offers a diverse and vibrant business community. Both small businesses and several chains offer almost all necessary goods and services in a convenient small town setting.
The historic commercial district is located at the town center, mostly small privately owned businesses located in historic homes and buildings mixed between historic residential homes, churches and government buildings. Many of these consist of tourist related businesses such as art galleries, gift shops, antique stores and restaurants.
The town remains quite small, population around 2,000 people, despite leading the parish in growth in recent decades. Traffic counts remain stable to current and prospective retailers, as do the local school, churches and tourist attractions that bring additional potential customers to town daily.
The current administration is supportive to future business expansion that recognize the opportunities offered by locating. St. Francisville, La. continues to expand its entertainment, dining, lodging and tourists options as an entertainment destination in the future, modeled after its past as a tourist destination.
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