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September 8, 2014

JEDCO to host financial management workshop

In this installment of the Grow with JEDCO series, the economic development organization hosts a seminar geared towards managing a company’s finances. Read more »

August 20, 2014

JEDCO business incubator graduate recognized on Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in U.S.

Global Commerce & Services, a former incubator tenant, earned a spot on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list. Read more »

August 8, 2014

JEDCO to host business development seminar

JEDCO will host a business development seminar as part of its Grow with JEDCO educational series on August 20th. Read more »

July 1, 2014

JEDCO hosts marketing and sales seminar for small businesses

Through the Grow with JEDCO series, JEDCO hosts a sales and marketing seminar for small businesses. Read more »

June 26, 2014

Global Commerce & Services gradutes from JEDCO business incubator program

Global Commerce & Services graduated from the JEDCO business incubator program at the end of June 2014. Read more »

June 13, 2014

JEDCO Conference Center opens in the Churchill Technology and Business Park

JEDCO opened a brand new conference center in the Churchill Technology and Business Park Read more »

June 2, 2014

JEDCO hires two new Economic Development Specialists

JEDCO is thrilled to welcome Trevor Acy and Annalisa Kelly to the JEDCO team. Read more »

April 24, 2014

Technology company announces new headquarters location in Jefferson Parish

JEDCO is pleased to welcome 4th Source, a systems and information technology company, to Jefferson Parish. The company will locate in the City of Kenner. Read more »

April 16, 2014

JEDCO to host business valuation seminar

JEDCO teams up with Simmons & White to host a business valuation seminar April 30th. Read more »

March 31, 2014

JEDCO Hosts HR Seminar for Small Businesses

As part of the Grow with JEDCO series, JEDCO will host “Human Resources: Their Importance for Growing (and all) Companies.” Read more »

March 26, 2014

PortaVision Medical wins second annual JEDCO pitch competition

Terry Ancar and David Bode of PortaVision Medical walked away from the JEDCO Challenge with a prize package valued at almost $80,000. Read more »

March 13, 2014

Crowd vote to play a role in JEDCO Challenge

JEDCO and First NBC Bank need your help to choose the winning pitch at the 2014 JEDCO Challenge. Read more »

February 26, 2014

JEDCO Challenge Finalists Announced

JEDCO and First NBC Bank are thrilled to announce the five startup companies competing in the second annual JEDCO Challenge. Read more »

February 20, 2014

JEDCO Announces Groundbreaking of Wellness Center in Fat City

JEDCO is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of Chronos Body, Health & Wellness in Fat City. Read more »

February 17, 2014

JEDCO hosts seminar to help small businesses get funded fast

JEDCO teams up with Aimee Freeman Consulting and Sandler Training to offer a seminar focused on helping small businesses prepare the perfect pitch. Read more »

January 24, 2014

First NBC Bank signs on as presenting sponsor of JEDCO Challenge

First NBC Bank will join JEDCO in its search for innovative high-growth ventures in the second annual JEDCO Challenge. Read more »

January 16, 2014

JEDCO launches educational seminar series for small businesses

JEDCO has launched a new educational seminar series for small business and startups. Called Grow with JEDCO, it aims to give small business owners the tools and information they need to grow and find success. Read more »

January 7, 2014

JEDCO launches second annual entrepreneur challenge

JEDCO is pleased to announce the launch of its second annual pitch competition for entrepreneurs living and working in Jefferson Parish. Read more »

December 19, 2013

JEDCO Announces 2014 Chairman and Board Officers

Greg Jordan will take over as Chairman of the JEDCO Board in 2014. Read more »

December 5, 2013

JEDCO Announces 2013 Business Award Winners

JEDCO announced the recipients of its 2013 business award winners at the JEDCO Annual Luncheon in front of hundreds of Jefferson Parish business and community leaders. Read more »

November 14, 2013

Delgado to Build New Campus in Churchill Technology and Business Park

JEDCO is pleased to announce plans to build the Delgado River City Campus in the Churchill Technology and Business Park on the West Bank. Read more »

November 7, 2013

Starr Textile Services Begins Operations in Jefferson Parish

JEDCO and Jefferson Parish celebrated the grand opening of the new Starr Textile Services facility in the Elmwood Business Park. Read more »

October 22, 2013

JEDCO Hosts Small Business Financing Workshop

Join JEDCO for “Funding Fundamentals: Securing the green to grow your business.” The small business financing workshop will prepare small businesses and entrepreneurs to better connect with funding sources. Read more »

September 30, 2013

JEDCO Hires New Manager of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

JEDCO is pleased to welcome Alan Allgood, our new Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager, to the team. Read more »

September 5, 2013

The Patrick F. Taylor Academy opens in the Churchill Technology and Business Park

The Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy held a grand opening at its new facility in the Churchill Technology and Business Park. Read more »

August 5, 2013

Dyno Nobel America breaks ground on multi-million dollar project in Jefferson Parish

Leaders from a global chemical company officially broke ground on a new industrial project in Jefferson Parish Monday morning. Read more »

July 16, 2013

Jefferson Parish hospitals ranked #1 in Louisiana

Two Jefferson Parish hospitals received the number one ranking for the state of Louisiana, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2013-14 Best Hospitals list. Read more »

June 19, 2013

Cordina New Orleans Cocktails wins 2013 Louisiana Lantern Award

Cordina New Orleans Cocktails is the District 1 winner of the 2013 Louisiana Lantern Awards. Four Jefferson Parish organizations were recipients of the Level 1 Louisiana Performance Excellence Awards. Read more »

June 12, 2013

Opening Ceremony for Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Project set for June 16th

The long-awaited Huey P. Long Widening Project is set to be complete on June 16th. Don’t miss the opening ceremonies, or the first-ever Great Huey P. Long Bridge Run. Read more »

June 6, 2013

Jefferson Parish Schools Rank Among Best High Schools of 2013

Three Jefferson Parish high schools were ranked in the top 2,000 schools in the country, according to Newsweek and the Daily Beast. Read more »

May 9, 2013

Jefferson Parish Schools Rank in U.S. News List

When it comes to school rankings, several Jefferson Parish high schools get top marks. U.S. News and World Report recently released the 2013 Best High Schools Rankings. Four local schools made the list. Read more »

May 1, 2013

MMI Culinary Services Recognized by White House and USDA

The USDA and the White House recognized Jefferson Parish company, MMI Culinary Services, for its role in providing healthy and delicious meals to healthy students. Read more »

April 30, 2013

LED to Host Business Incentives Clinic and Seminar at JEDCO

Louisiana Economic Development will host the Business Incentives Seminar and Clinic on May 9th at the JEDCO administrative office in Avondale. Read more »

April 17, 2013

JEDCO Welcomes Incitec Pivot and Dyno Nobel America to Jefferson Parish

Dyno Nobel America, and parent company Incitec Pivot Limited, will begin building an $850 million ammonia production facility at Cornerstone Chemical Company’s Fortier Manufacturing Complex in Waggaman. Read more »

April 2, 2013

JEDCO Welcomes Starr Textile Services to Jefferson Parish

JEDCO and Jefferson Parish are pleased to welcome Starr Textile Services to the Elmwood Business Park. Read more »

March 20, 2013

Billy Bosch of ICONIC Wins JEDCO’s Cordina Challenge

Billy Bosch with Be Well Nutrition, Inc. was awarded the top prize for his winning pitch at the first-ever Cordina Challenge. Read more »

March 1, 2013

JEDCO Announces Cordina Challenge Finalists

JEDCO and Cordina New Orleans Cocktails are pleased to introduce the four finalists who will compete in the Cordina Challenge. Read more »

February 5, 2013

Huntington Ingalls Industries opens Houston office for Avondale shipyard business development

Huntington Ingalls Industries plans to pursue opportunities in the energy infrastructure market for the Avondale shipyard in Jefferson Parish. Read more »

January 31, 2013

Jerry Bologna Wins “40 Under 40″ Award in Economic Development

JEDCO’s executive director, Jerry Bologna, was recently awarded the “40 Under 40″ award for economic development. Read more »

January 22, 2013

JEDCO Launches Cordina Challenge for local entrepreneurs

JEDCO has teamed up with Cordina New Orleans Cocktails to launch the first-ever entrepreneur challenge in Jefferson Parish. Read more »

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