In Jefferson Parish, fishing and seafood businesses are key players in our regional and statewide economy as our business owners supply fish, shrimp, oysters and more across the state and the U.S. Despite the economic and cultural significance of our local seafood industry, it remains underserved. Hurricane Ida and COVID-19 have had a devastating impact on our seafood communities, creating significant barriers for businesses that were already experiencing disadvantages in growth.
Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and the Town of Jean Lafitte recently announced plans to host “Focus on our Fisherman,” an evening event to provide fishermen and fisheries-related businesses with access to tools and resources that can guide recovery and beyond. Local partners will have information on recovery assistance, small business financing programs, and more to help our fishing industry come back stronger and more resilient than before.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
4917 City Park Drive
Lafitte, LA 70067
JEDCO is dedicated to the growth and success of the local seafood industry. This event allows the economic development organization to provide opportunities for investment, growth and job creation in iconic, and often under-served, fisheries-related businesses. Providing support for local fishermen will have far-reaching and positive results. JEDCO believes the infusion of resources into the seafood industry will have a catalytic impact on the many different businesses and industries that Jefferson Parish seafood serves and supplies.
All guests are invited to stop in within the three-hour event period to meet with local partners. The event will be FREE and open to all small business owners in the area. Food will be provided.
Partner organizations include: JEDCO, Town of Jean Lafitte, Jefferson Parish, U.S. Small Business Administration, Coastal Communities Consulting, Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (VIET), and Louisiana Economic Development (LED).