As businesses need governmental policies that unleash the strength of the private sector, the Jefferson Business Council assists parish leaders in developing strategies for economic development and growth. Through advocacy and leadership, we foster open, frequent communication between community and government officials.
The JBC has made great strides to ensure the prosperity of the region's largest parish. Recently the JBC has been a principal advocate for the Jefferson Edge 2020 Quality of Life Initiative to address the parish's most critical issues. These include flood protection, crime, public education, healthcare, beautification, insurance, economic development and the redevelopment of Fat City.
In the News
BY WILL SENTELL | ADVOCATE STAFF WRITER PUBLISHED DEC 25, 2019 After years of fits and starts, 2020 may be the year for a major breakthrough in state aid for early childhood education. Gov. John Bel Edwards, who will be sworn in for his second term on Jan. 13, has put...