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Creative Challenge
Creative Challenge

Local entrepreneurs get a chance to pitch their early-stage ventures to Jefferson Parish business leaders at the JEDCO Challenge. The winner walks away with cash and in-kind services to help grow their company. Read More

Room to Grow
Room to Grow

The Churchill Technology and Business Park is the largest master-planned site in the Greater New Orleans region, offering 500 acres of developable land for growing companies. Learn more here » Read More

Realize Your Full Potential
Realize Your Full Potential

JEDCO’s Business Innovation Center connects you with the tools your startup needs to grow and find success. Read More

Your Business is Our Business
Your Business is Our Business

At JEDCO, we take a special interest in each and every company we assist. We connect the dots from startup to success story. Learn more at JEDCO.org. Read More


The Business Innovation Center at Churchill offers high-quality office space for below-market rent.

It’s more than just a place to park your growing business. Powered by the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission, incubator program is designed to connect business innovators, marketing experts and capital providers to transform business ideas into viable business ventures.

The Center provides the space, the services and the assistance you need to help overcome the initial challenges faced by beginning businesses. The space includes:

  • Offices
  • Furniture
  • Conference rooms
  • Internet/wireless
  • Telephone
  • Professional staff
  • 24/7 building access
  • All Member Services


If you have interest in starting your business at the Business Innovation Center at Churchill, please fill out the application.

Complete the Business Incubator Application

Business Name:
Business Address:
Contact Name:
Contact Phone:
Contact Email:

Nature of product or service:

How is the product protected? (ex: copyright, patent):

Current form of business:

Do you have a business plan?

What is the current status of business (ex: conceptual, working on prototype, etc):

How long has your company been in business?

Summarize assessment of the market & what the company will bring to it:

Brief description of management team:

Current gross sales:

What is your primary source of funding:

Do you require additional funding?
If yes, what are your funding requirements over the next year and when will the funding be necessary?

What is the intended use of the additional funding? (select all that apply)
Operating CapitalEquipmentDebt RetirementOther

How much office space do you require?

How soon do you need office space?

Are you requesting technology support (web/application/database server and storage)?
Describe your additional requirements in detail.

Check the areas for which your company needs support:
Business plan refinementTech support for productAdministrative supportLegalFinance/funding

How did you hear about the Business Innovation Center?

Enter the characters from above:


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Meet some of our tenants

Crescent Unmanned Systems

This company, which graduated from the JEDCO Business Innovation Center in 2012 manufactures and markets specialized, unmanned aerial systems with advanced surveillance capabilities, which can be used for law enforcement, military and commercial applications. Recently, Crescent Unmanned received angel funding from the South Coast Angel Fund. They’ve benefitted from the investors’ strong dedication to accelerating early-stage ventures. This funding has allowed them to work closely with NASA and other major organizations around the country.

Global Commerce and Services

This award-winning technology company graduated from the Business Innovation Center in 2014 after outgrowing its office space. The company was recognized on the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation. Pioneered by Joaneane Smith, GCS has proven itself as a leader in information technology services, serving a variety of national clients, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Navy, Department of Army, the Business Transformation Agency and the Defense Information Systems Agency.



Interested in taking a tour of JEDCO’s Business Innovation Center? Contact us!

Business Innovation Center
700 Churchill Parkway
Fairfield, LA 70094 (Map)
P: (504) 875-3908
F: (504) 875-3923

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