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.
JEDCO has released its 2014 Annual Report, “Investing in Innovation,” which highlights the business initiatives who advance the Parish.
Greg Jordan, 2014 chairman of JEDCO, said the organization’s team continuously seeks new ways to progress the community. “As we continue to move forward, I can assure you JEDCO will remain dedicated to our businesses and the community that supports them. Our team will continue to better the economy through the retention and creation of quality jobs, entrepreneurship, and investment.”
One of the major projects last year was the Fairfield Vision, a plan to develop an area previously known as Avondale. JEDCO celebrated the grand opening of its 8,000 square foot conference center with a ribbon cutting ceremony last June. The JEDCO headquarters is situated on the mostly undeveloped Churchill Technology and Business Park-owned land, which spans 500 acres.
“The Fairfield plan will ensure the development of a distinctive community, which will be attractive to businesses and residents alike,” continued Jordan.