Starting A Business

Entrepreneurs and small business owners may have questions about starting a business in Jefferson Parish. JEDCO can help! Click on the links below to view comprehensive start-up guides for Jefferson Parish and the City of Kenner.

Business Innovation Center »

Start-up smart at the JEDCO Business Innovation Center where you’ll find high quality office space at below-market rent. The incubator program will connect business innovators, marketing experts and capital provides to transform business ideas into viable business ventures. The Center provides the space, service and the assistance you need to overcome initial challenges faced when you’re starting your business.

JEDCO Challenge »

The JEDCO Challenge is a pitch competition for startup companies with ties to Jefferson Parish. One of JEDCO’s premier events, this competition offers five entrepreneurs a chance to promote their early-stage businesses during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. They’ll have just seven minutes to convince a panel of regional business leaders that they deserve to win the JEDCO Challenge prize package: $20,000 in cash and additional in-kind services to help them grow their businesses.

Business Start-Up Kit PDF
Download the Jefferson Parish Business Start Up Kit »