On May 29th, the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) announced the hire of two new economic development specialists who will be working with local business throughout the parish to enhance the economic climate. Annalisa Kelly, previously with the State of Louisiana’s Office of Community Development, and Trevor Acy, previously with Waggoner Engineering, are now part of JEDCO.
“I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to join the impressive team at JEDCO,” Trevor says. “I will be fortunate to be part of the exciting business growth occurring in Jefferson Parish. As an Economic Development Specialist, I look forward to connecting our businesses with the resources that allow them to succeed.”
Economic development specialist Acy will be working on the implementation of JEDCO’s Business Retention & Expansion Program to businesses throughout Jefferson Parish.
Kelly will be working specifically with the City of Kenner through “a cooperative endeavor agreement intended to create and retain jobs in the city, as well as to attract private investment to the area,” which is the sixth year this partnership has occurred, explained JEDCO. Kelly will be providing her services relating to the city’s strategy Kenner 2030.
“I am thrilled to join the JEDCO team and to work on the multitude of exciting projects in the City of Kenner and across Jefferson Parish as a whole,” says Annalisa. “I am very much looking forward to being a part of the economic development of Jefferson Parish, and to specifically work closely with businesses in Kenner to ensure their continued success.”
“We are excited to welcome both Trevor and Annalisa to JEDCO,” says Jerry Bologna, Executive Director of JEDCO. “As a premiere economic development organization, JEDCO strives to attract high-caliber employees with the capacity to strengthen our team. Both Annalisa and Trevor bring unique experiences and valuable expertise to the organization, making them the ideal candidates for their new roles in the economic development department.”