The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) has announced Alan Allgood as their newest hire. He will serve as the new Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager, a position that was added to help run the incubator program and better connect the organization with entrepreneurs throughout the region.
Alan will be responsible for improving the entrepreneurial landscape in Jefferson Parish in addition to taking charge of the Business Innovation Center, JEDCO’s business incubator.
Allgood has years of experience in both technology and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining JEDCO, he was the Executive Director of Goodwill’s Food and Technology Incubator (Edible Enterprises) in Norco.
JEDCO said Allgood will now work closely with tenants to craft those startup companies into high growth ventures.
“This is a great opportunity to be part of the growth within the Churchill Technology and Business Park on the West Bank, where we are already fortunate enough to house the JEDCO Business Innovation Center, the JEDCO administrative offices and the Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy,” Allgood said. “I am truly excited about being a part of the future for the startup companies that plan to grow through our incubator program as well as the development of the Technology Park. It will be amazing to watch it all come together.”
“We are excited to welcome Alan to the organization,” says Jerry Bologna, Executive Director of JEDCO. “We want to continue our role within the entrepreneurial movement in Jefferson Parish, and we believe Alan’s expertise will allow us to better connect with the region’s up-and-coming businesses.”