Established in 1960, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission is a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana that facilitates the economic growth of communities by maximizing the flow of trade and commerce. The commission exercises jurisdiction over an area of Lafourche Parish, south of the Intracoastal Waterway, including Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Junior Airport. The Greater Lafourche Port Commission targets Port Fourchon for the growth and development of port facilities for its ideal geographic location on the Gulf Coast. It specializes in domestic deepwater oil and gas exploration and drilling and production in the Gulf of Mexico. Greater Lafourche Port Commission maintains a presence in Galliano, La.