Links & Resources

JEDCO is proud to offer an extensive collection of online resources to help you start or grow your business in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. In addition, we have compiled a vast library of links to other websites and informative resources that will assist you in gathering the kinds of information necessary to ensure success.

Business Organizations

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana – The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana is a non-profit organization in existence since 1984 committed to creating and facilitating a business climate within the Hispanic community which will result in economic development and progress for Louisiana. Included within our Mission Statement is a dedication to the expansion of trade relations between the State of Louisiana and Latin America .

Elmwood Business Association – The Elmwood Business Association was created to protect and promote the welfare and interests of businesses located within the Elmwood Business Park.

East Jefferson Business Organization – Any properly licensed, and approved, business or business professional having a business interest in East Jefferson Parish is eligible for membership in the East Jefferson Business Association (EJBA). Membership is available on an individual or company basis.

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce – Founded in 1997, the Jefferson Chamber has worked to create an ideal place to work and live. The Chamber’s mission has remained constant‚ to work for the advancement of the business community; to enhance the economic, civic and cultural environment; and to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish. The Chamber is a private, non-profit membership driven organization.

Westbank Business & Industry Association – The voice of the business community since 1946. WBIA is dedicated to a collaborative effort of the business community to support, improve and protect the interests of its membershipthrough shared information, planning, and connecting with leaders throughout the region.

Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau – The mission of the Jefferson Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau (JCVB) is to actively support the growth of Jefferson Parish tourism & travel through promotion and marketing of its natural and developed resources for the economic benefit of the community and the enjoyment of residents and visitors.

Louisiana Technology Council – The LTC’s mission is to encourage the advancement of technology applications and to improve the long-term competitiveness of the New Orleans economy.

Apartment Association of Greater New Orleans, Inc. – AAGNO is committed to offering superior professional service and educational curriculums in an effort to nurture industry growth and awareness. We strive to provide unique and proven opportunities for our members to network in order to enhance and improve new business development and industry relationships.

Business Resources

From tax incentives and financing options to customized demographic reports and site selection, JEDCO has a variety of tools at our fingertips to help your business thrive in our community. Through our award-winning business outreach program, we connect with Jefferson Parish business owners to understand their needs and determine how our team can assist.

Hiring new employees? You may be eligible for tax incentive programs? Purchasing a new building? Our finance team can help support you with a loan package. Want to connect with businesses in a certain industry? We have a database of businesses that can be narrowed down and targeted to your specifications. Don’t know where to start? You can call us and we can guide you to your next steps.

At JEDCO, your business is our number one priority. We’re here to help you grow, create jobs, and achieve success in our community.

Business Startup

JEDCO’s Business Incubator Program
Through its business incubator program, JEDCO provides an environment conducive to the development of new enterprises. Quality office space, business counseling, networking opportunities, seminars and shared administrative services (secretarial, phone, fax and more) are just a few of the services offered to Jefferson Parish businesses during their initial startup phase.

Licenses & Permits (Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office)
Permits and licenses necessary for companies doing business in Jefferson Parish can be obtained through the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. For further information, please visit their Web site.

Louisiana Secretary of State
If you are interested in incorporating, need licensing information, are looking for a list of books published by this office, or want information on filing UCC’s in Louisiana, then the commercial division section of this Web site is where you should visit. This office’s First Stop Shop helps cut through the red tape of the licensing process.

U.S. Small Business Administration
An online version of the SBA’s Small Business Resource Guide provides valuable information on starting a business including information on finding the money you need, government regulations relative to business start-up, SBA assistance programs, as well as local sources of assistance.

Online Women’s Business Center
By combining the expertise and resources of the U.S. Small Business Administration with several major corporate sponsors, the Online Women’s Business Center has developed a Web site designed to offer the most current information on business principles and practices, management techniques, mentoring, networking and business resources.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
Provides information on specialized business topics. This site is designed to guide minority entrepreneurs to sources of technical, financial, business and market assistance.

Many Web sites now link small and medium-sized businesses with potential investors. Among the best known are:

Garage Technology Ventures


Government Access

The Official Business Link to the U.S. Government
The U.S. Business Advisor site provides business with one-stop access to federal government information, services, and transactions.

State of Louisiana
The Louisiana site is the entry to state government information, providing direct access to Louisiana governmental agency Web sites including the Departments of Labor, Education, Economic Development, Administration, and the Legislature.

The Louisiana Department of Economic Development
Provides valuable information on business location and expansion in Louisiana, tax and business incentives, international trade, small business assistance, national and international marketing, and financing assistance.

Jefferson Parish
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. This site provides information about Jefferson Parish government, historical facts, how to do business in the parish, JEDCO, job openings with the parish, emergency preparedness, recycling and garbage service, and more. An information bulletin board and other valuable information may be accessed through this site as well.


For information regarding individual municipalities in Jefferson Parish, you may want to consult the following:
Town of Grand Isle
City of Gretna
City of Harahan
City of Kenner
City of Westwego

Site Selection

Looking to expand or relocate in Jefferson Parish? JEDCO is here to support you. We have a comprehensive set of tools and resources that will help you find the perfect location for all of your business needs. From office and warehouse space to developable sites, our database of available properties will offer you a wide-range of options in communities all over Jefferson Parish.

Statistics & Demographics

Greater New Orleans Community Data Center
With information provided by the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center, this site offers detailed statistical infomation on housing, income and much more for Jefferson Parish and other areas in the New Orleans region.

U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau has current and historical census data available.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis integrates and interprets a tremendous volume of data to draw a complete and consistent picture of the U.S. economy.

Workforce Solutions

The Jefferson Business and Career Solution Center
Visit this Web site if you are seeking a better job, or if you’re a company representative looking for a qualified workforce. Jefferson Parish offers employment services through the Jefferson Workforce Connection Career Center.

Louisiana Workforce Commission
The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Web site is a useful resource for labor market and human resources information. The site also allows employers to post job openings and search applicant resumes.

Employment and Training Administration
Employment and Training Administration contributes to the more efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high-quality job training, employment, labor-market information and income maintenance services.