In accordance with Louisiana’s phased back to business plan, the JEDCO offices have reopened and are operating with limited staff in place. At this time, we are not accepting walk-ins. In-person meetings must be made by appointment only and scheduled in advance. JEDCO requires all employees and guests to wear a mask and submit to a temperature check upon arrival at the facility. Employees and guests must check-in at the Business Innovation Center (across the courtyard from the JEDCO offices) before entering the JEDCO building. The JEDCO offices are open from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
The JEDCO team continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19. We stand at-the-ready to support our business community. This page will serve as a resource and a guide for Jefferson Parish businesses. It will be updated regularly with new information.
Jefferson Parish COVID-19 Resource Suppliers
Businesses providing PPEs, sneeze guards, cloth masks, medical supplies, sanitizer or other important tools to help businesses protect their employees and their customers.
COVID-19 Resource Supplier Survey
Want to be listed as a supplier for COVID-19 sanitation and safety resources for businesses? Let us know by filling out the above survey.
a free online platform for regional businesses that provide high-demand products and services for the coronavirus outbreak and post-pandemic recovery.
Guidance from the Louisiana Fire Marshall
MaskUpJefferson Flyer for Businesses
Flyer that Jefferson Parish businesses can put on their doors to enforce mask-wearing
Available in English and Spanish
GUIDELINES FOR EMPLOYERS – INDUSTRY CHECKLISTS
INDUSTRY CHECKLISTS TO DISPLAY IN YOUR STOREFRONT
Louisiana Main Street Recovery Program
Will provide grants of up to $15,000 to businesses that had fewer than 50 employees on March 1, 2020, were domiciled in Louisiana as of March 1, 2020, and suffered interruption of businesses caused by forced or voluntary closures, or restricted operations due to social distancing measures, decreased customer demand, cleaning or disinfection expenses, and providing personal protective equipment. Businesses that received a Paycheck Protection Loan are not initially eligible. Call Center: 1-888-795-4947.
PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM
The deadline to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program is Saturday, August 8, at 11:59 p.m.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan
ADDITIONAL LOANS AND FUNDING SOURCES
Federal Main Street Lending Program Overview
Now open for non-profit businesses
Unemployment FAQ Sheet – created by GNO, Inc.
GNOpivot is an initiative to help regional companies pivot their standard operations in order to make products or provide services in demand for the fight against Coronavirus. If successful, GNOpivot will both help Louisiana “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 infections, but will also help sustain the Greater New Orleans economy.
Daily COVID-19 Updates
Sign up for daily updates on the pandemic from our partners at Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Strategic Advisor Application
Greater New Orleans’s businesses are being forced to quickly adapt with a reduced team and many do not have the resources available to assist them through these times. To address this reality, the Lepage Center is appointing 10 highly qualified Tulane students to serve as strategic advisors who will provide immediate support to businesses in New Orleans for up to 10-week period.
When you shop local, you’re doing more than investing in homegrown brands that you love. You’re investing in Jefferson Parish. Where your spend your dollars does make a difference. Especially now. For every dollar spent on local business, approximately 67 cents stays in the local community, funding schools, infrastructure and essential government services. Local businesses are the backbone of the Jefferson Parish economy. For years, our businesses have supported JP. Now, those same companies need our help. Let’s Shop Local. Eat Local. Spend Local. Stay Local. Support Local.
GNO, Inc. Webinar Database
Our partners at Greater New Orleans, Inc. have developed a database of webinar recordings that will be valuable and informative to our businesses at this time.
Prosper Jefferson Webinars
Hosted in partnership with the Jefferson Chamber, the Prosper Jefferson webinars will help our local businesses navigate the new normal. Recorded webinars are available on our Prosper Jefferson web page.
CARES Act Webinar
Recording of webinar hosted on 3/30 by JEDCO & Adams and Reese
Paycheck Protection Program-HCCL
Hosted by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana – featuring comments from JEDCO Economic Development Finance Manager Jennifer Lapeyrouse
Small Business Assistance – Entergy
Video recording of webinar hosted on 4/9 by Entergy – featuring community leaders and experts who provided insight and information on small business assistance
COVID-19 New Policies New Reality Presentation, Tools & Resources
Webinar hosted by the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce and the Society for Human Resources Management
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
Louisiana Economic Development – Coronavirus Response
Hotline (Mon. – Fri. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.): 833-457-0531
Louisiana Small Business Development Center – Greater New Orleans Region
SBA District Office – 504-589-6685
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Louisiana Association of Business & Industry – Coronavirus Resources
New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce
Urban League of Louisiana
US Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Response
US Chamber of Commerce Corporate Aid Tracker
My Employee Tested Positive for COVID-19. Now What?
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
Workplace Tips for Employees
Guidelines for Employers: Planning & Responding to COVID-19
OSHA: Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Business Pandemic Planning Checklist
Business Resiliency Planning
Corporate Aid Tracker
Maritime Industry Resources
Developing a Telework Security Policy
Contact JEDCO at 504-875-3908 if you have additional questions. Our team stands at the ready to support you!