Jefferson Parish Pulse: Driving Dynamic Initiatives with Annalisa Kelly

This week on the Jefferson Parish Pulse, we interviewed Annalisa Kelly, JEDCO Director of Strategic Initiatives and Policy. On any single day, Annalisa may be digging into a project that supports one of Jefferson Parish’s targeted industry clusters or focuses in on enhancing transit options for our workforce – and everything in between. Annalisa has hand in many projects – big developments, housing enhancements, new programs for the local seafood industry, transit, Brownfield assessment, and so much more. Annalisa shared some of the major projects she’s been working on in recent years and highlighted some of her favorite projects.

Annalisa brings a unique perspective and a deep enthusiasm for her work to the organization. Because of that, she has become a key player in the regional economic development industry. Biz New Orleans Magazine took note of Annalisa’s role in enhancing the local economy and named her one of the region’s most New and Notable leaders, class of 2022. Way to go, Annalisa!

New & Notables Article linked HERE.

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