Spend Local JP

Support Local
Support Local

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. Choose to shop and support local brands to help keep our businesses afloat during their time of need. #SpendLocalJP! Read More

Safety First
Safety First

Many of our businesses have taken safety precautions, such as added PPEs, increased cleaning and access to sanitizer, to ensure the health and wellness of their employees and customers. Your wellbeing is a priority. #SpendLocalJP! Read More

Eat Local
Eat Local

Jefferson Parish is home to delicious restaurants boasting a wide variety of options, from unique flavors to familiar recipes. Many restuarants have put measures in place to ensure the safety of their customers, whether they’re picking up takeout or dining in. #SpendLocalJP! Read More

Great Local Malls and Shopping Centers
Great Local Malls and Shopping Centers

Enjoy one of Jefferson Parish's local malls or shopping centers with a full selection of local and national retails and food vendors. #SpendLocalJP! Read More


When you shop local, you’re doing more than investing in homegrown brands that you love. You’re investing in Jefferson Parish. #SpendLocalJP! Read More

Farmers Market
Farmers Market

Enjoy fresh local produce, plants and crafts from one of many Jefferson Parish Farmers Marketing. #SpendLocalJP! Read More


When you shop local, you’re doing more than investing in homegrown brands that you love. You’re investing in Jefferson Parish. Where you 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.

Why Support Jefferson Parish Businesses?

    • There are 19,712 companies in JP with 10 or less employees and 27,118 companies in JP total. That puts us at 73% of businesses in JP that have 10 employees or less. – InfoUSA
    • 77% of firms have fewer than 20 employees – US Census
    • 92% of all firms in Jefferson Parish have fewer than 500 employees – US Census
    • Small enterprises employ nearly 95,000 people in Jefferson Parish – 53% of all jobs – US Census
    • Small enterprises in Jefferson Parish account for $4.39B in annual payroll – 53% of total payroll – US Census
    • For every dollar spent at a small business in the US, approximately 67 cents stays in the local community. – Small Business Saturday
    • Sales tax revenues in Jefferson Parish pay for schools, roads, drainage and infrastructure. Your dollars go further when you spend local.

CLICK HERE for an infographic to further explain the value of spending local.

The Spend Local JP initiative is supported by the following organizations and businesses: JEDCO, Jefferson Parish, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson Business Council, Jefferson Parish Schools, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, Metairie Business Development District, Elmwood Business Association, Westbank Business & Industry Association, Clearview City Center, Lakeside Shopping Center, Oakwood Center
Media & Advertising Partners include Deep Fried Advertising, JB Communications, WGNO, NOLA38, Outfront Media, Lamar Advertising, Pelican Billboards, Renaissance Publishing


There are many ways to get engaged with the #SpendLocalJP initiative.


JEDCO has created a number of opportunities to elevate businesses during the pandemic.

  • Fill out this form for a chance to be featured in our Spend Local Spotlight.
  • Reach out to kscram@jedco.org to submit your business for an interview on the Jefferson Parish Pulse, JEDCO’s podcast.
  • List your business on Shop Local NOLA, a one-stop-shop to help residents find local businesses in the region.
  • Fill out this very short form to be included on our list of available daily deals.

Take advantage of our ability to highlight your business and let us know how we can help!


You may have seen the Spend Local JP yard signs around town, but now, they are available to Jefferson Parish businesses. Adding one of these vibrant yard signs to your storefront will be a sure sign that you are a local business participating in the Spend Local JP campaign. If yard signs aren’t your thing, we also have window decals! Both the yard signs and decals are available for contact-less pickup at JEDCO. Email kscram@jedco.org for additional details.


JEDCO partnered with WGNO & NOLA 38 to provide Jefferson Parish businesses with a very low-cost option for television advertising, which provides an extensive reach to our community. Interested in learning more? CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.


Share your local love on social media. When you stop by your favorite stores, restaurants and businesses, tag them on your social media platform and use #SpendLocalJP to keep the movement going!

We’re going to be featuring businesses on the Jefferson Parish Pulse podcast, on our blog and via social media. Send recommendations to kscram@jedco.org. Help your favorite local businesses get their time in the spotlight!

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Spend Local JP


There are no Spend Local JP events scheduled at this time. Stay tuned for future updates.
Register for Spend Local JP updates here.

Bucktown Harbor Farmers Market – Drive-Thru
325 Hammond Hwy, Metairie
Every Wednesday, 8 am-12 pm

Gretna Farmers Market
739 Third Street, Gretna
Every Saturday, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Westwego Shrimp Lot
100 Westbank Expy at Louisiana St, Westwego
Daily Mon-Sat 8 am-8 pm, Sun 8 am-6 pm

Nawlins Outdoor Market
1048 Scotsdale Dr., Harvey
Weekly, Sat & Sun, 9 am-5 pm


Kelsey Scram
JEDCO Director of Marketing & Innovation



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