Jefferson Parish Economic Profile

The advantages of doing business in Jefferson Parish are numerous. An educated workforce, excellent healthcare and proximity to several distinguished colleges and universities are just some of the benefits of living, working and doing business in Jefferson Parish. Proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River and to major highways and rail lines give Jefferson Parish a strategic advantage in terms of accessibility into the parish, to the rest of the nation and beyond our borders.

Jefferson Parish continues to lead the state in population and economic viability. Moreover, the parish functions as the region’s economic engine, steering its economy and redevelopment. As further evidence of Jefferson’s positive business climate, over 7,000 new businesses have been added to the parish’s business base since 2006 totaling over 36,000 businesses currently operating within the parish.

To enhance Jefferson’s already thriving business climate, JEDCO is currently undertaking major economic development initiatives — the development of the Churchill Technology & Business Park and the Jefferson EDGE 2020. Located near the Huey P. Long Bridge and the Tournament Players Club golf course on the west bank of Jefferson Parish, the Park’s 500 acres will be anchored by the Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology School, the Technology Incubator, JEDCO’s administrative offices and a conference center, and will be able to accommodate a variety of uses. The Jefferson EDGE 2020, the parish’s economic development strategic plan, now includes implementation strategies needed to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish and to ensure the parish’s continued prosperity.

JEDCO plays an active role in furthering the progress of Jefferson Parish’s economic climate. Through our business incubator and loan programs, tax incentives and informational services, JEDCO has aided in the success of thousands of businesses. For a company considering relocating to or expanding within Jefferson Parish, JEDCO will develop strategies and an attractive incentive package to help the company thrive in the parish’s business climate.

JEDCO invites you to take a look at what Jefferson Parish can offer you and your business, and welcomes and encourages you to call us so that we can assist you in your business endeavor.

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