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JEDCO, Jefferson Parish to host seminar aimed at simplifying starting a new business

Start Here! seminar will help business owners map out a plan to open quickly and efficiently in Jefferson Parish


(JEFFERSON, La) – Opening a business in a new community can be daunting, but in Jefferson Parish, it doesn’t have to be. The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and Jefferson Parish will host a seminar designed to help business owners navigate local regulations and launch their next business venture as painlessly as possible.

Hosted during international Economic Development Week, “Start Here! Your Roadmap to Opening a Business in Jefferson Parish” will provide step-by-step instructions to help business owners understand exactly what they need to do to begin operating in JP.  From big idea to opening day, speakers will provide the blueprint to doing business by the book, so business owners can focus on what’s most important to them: opening their doors in Jefferson Parish!

During the seminar, parish officials will break down your biggest questions and provide the most up-to-date information about how to effectively open, operate, and expand in Jefferson Parish.  Expect to learn more about:

              • -Parish zoning requirements & how to find your zoning designation
              • -The Parish permitting process & online portal
              • -Expected timelines for securing a permit
              • -Requirements to secure an occupational license
              • -Code enforcement rules, reporting, and fines
              • -How to avoid common pitfalls to keep your project moving

This seminar will be valuable for entrepreneurs and small business owners, commercial real estate agents, and contractors.  There will be opportunities for Q&A and breakout sessions throughout the event.

Event Details:
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
JEDCO Conference Center
701A Churchill Parkway
Avondale, La 70094


This event is free and open to the public. Please register online in advance.