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VoIP services let you tap into the local Louisiana customer base in the Covington area code. Access area code 985 with a Nextiva digital phone system. Connecting your business number with a Covington area code is easier than ever with Nextiva. Instant activation lets you access this small town located in Southeastern Louisiana.
Covington has a population of 10,000 people and covers 8 square miles. The city sits in St. Tammany Parish and is bordered by Folsom and Madisonville, both of which are in area code 985 along with 31 other towns. Most notably, Covington sits 41 miles from New Orleans, which is easy to access by a bridge across Lake Pontchartrain.
Covington, Louisiana is named after General Leonard Covington, a hero in the War of 1812. The city was established in 1813 at the strategic location on the fork of two major rivers, the Bogue Falaya and the Tchefuncte.
In the late 1800’s the railroad system made commuting to New Orleans easy from the small town, and the population began to grow as workers moved out of the city and into Covington.
When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, the city was damaged by the high winds. However, it recovered and the population saw another surge as New Orlean residents were forced to abandoned their ruined homes in the city and find a new towns to settle down in. The population is still increasing today.
Employment rates in Covington are over 95%, and despite being a small town, the economy is healthy. One of the biggest companies in Covington is POOLCORP. It’s the world’s largest wholesale distributor of pool supplies and the 17th largest company in Louisiana. POOLCORP is based in area code 985 but has over 3,400 employees in 300 locations worldwide.
Another major player in the Covington area code is Energy Service Holdings (ESH), the 30th largest company in the state. The company is “a leading provider of electrical and instrumentation services to the energy infrastructure market” throughout North America.
Finally, St. Tammany Parish Hospital is the largest hospital in the state and the 47th largest company in Louisiana. St. Tammany Parish Hospital is a non-profit organization founded in 1954, and one of the biggest companies in Covington. The hospital was awarded “Top General Hospital” in 2017 by the Leapfrog group.
Future job growth in the Covington area code is projected at 36%. The biggest industry in the city is accommodation and food services, and it employs over 14% of the residents. The second biggest occupation is health care and social assistance, and the third is retail trade. The average household income in area code 985 is $47,000, coming in just under the national average of $53,000.
The city of Covington won the 2016 Louisiana Cultural District Award. The Covington area code has also been recognized as a “Top Workplaces” Winner by the New York Times in 2015, 2016, and 2017. The city is known for their annual Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations, as well as the Covington Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Get connected to the Covington area code with Nextiva digital phone systems. The VoIP services let you get a local phone number no matter where your business is physically located. With Nextiva, you can take local calls from area code 985 on your smartphone, your desktop computer, and even your tablet, so you’re always in the loop in any country in the world.
Nextiva is the right choice for your Covington area code because the packages offer everything you need for one affordable price. First, rest easy knowing that you’ll never be charged any hidden fees. Our guarantee means that what you see is what you pay, every time. That’s why Nextiva VoIP services are the perfect choice for both small and large businesses alike.
Once you purchase area code 985 for your business, it’s easier than ever to get started. There is no special equipment needed, and instant activation means you can connect almost immediately. All you have to do is choose the number you want for your Covington area code. If you have an existing number, the roll-over plan with Nextiva makes it possible to attach a new area code to your business phone without hassle.
Every Nextiva digital phone system package also comes with easy to use PBX features. Even the smallest companies can give off a big impression with professional sounding auto attendant software, and it saves your business money by getting your customers to the right place without wasted time. You’ll also get access to conference calls, voicemail to email services, and even call recording, to help manage your business better.
When you’re ready to grow, Nextiva is by your side. The flexible upgrade system makes changing your plan simple. Add extensions or brand new area codes around the country for affordable prices, and only pay for what you need, when you need it.
Additionally, Nextiva keeps you in control with the NextOS software. It lets you manage your customers, employees, calls, features, and even your billing all in one place. Staying organized is now easier than ever with the NextOS software.
Finally, every Nextiva package also comes with our Amazing Service promise. The customer service team is on call seven days a week, to help you troubleshoot any issues that arise. They know your time is valuable, so 95% of calls are answered by the second ring.
So, what are you waiting for? Tap into the local customer base in Covington area code, and expand into new markets. Grow your business with Nextiva and you’ll get affordable pricing, easy to use software, powerful PBX features, and amazing customer service all in one place. Call Nextiva to get your digital phone system today!