The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) is an independent, yet complementary arm of Jefferson Parish government with the main objective of attracting, growing and creating new business in the area.
It’s been a big year for the New Orleans-area organization. They hired two new economic development specialists back in May and unveiled a state-of-the-art conference center located at their headquarters in the newly rebranded Fairfield.
The organization has also released the 2013 JEDCO Annual Report, showing off its most successful year in history. The report explains: “For 27 years, JEDCO has played a role in enhancing the economic outlook of Jefferson Parish through retention, expansion and job attraction.”
While the parish itself celebrated an economic development milestone, so did the organization.
“From attracting the Smoothie King corporate headquarters back to Jefferson Parish to helping Dyno Nobel, a global leader in the chemical industry, recognize the benefits of doing business in this community, JEDCO has played a vital role in enhancing our local business climate,” said Stan Salathe, Chairman of the Board in 2013.
The report, along with more information about JEDCO’s successes can be found at jedco.org.