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Many industries make use of the diverse transportation and shipping opportunities available in Jefferson Parish, which include large port operations on the Mississippi River and direct service from all major railroads.

Over 36,000 businesses operate in Jefferson Parish. The predominant industries in the parish are healthcare, retail and manufacturing professional services for the offshore oil and gas industry. Other prominent industries include banking, food processing and transportation and distribution. The technology sector is also beginning to blossom in our parish. Jefferson is currently home to 820 high-tech companies employing almost 10,000 workers.

Offering assistance to businesses and the community is the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO). JEDCO’s services include site location assistance, parish market data, tax incentives, tax-exempt bonds, business financing, business incubator programs, work force development, waterway and marina development, strategic community planning, and more. For further information, visit their Web site at www.jedco.org or call 504-833-1881.

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