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.
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By MARIE FAZIO | Staff writer June 1, 2023 A large majority of respondents to a survey of Jefferson Parish residents are pleased with their quality of life, suggesting they generally approve of how public officials are handling crime, government services and other...
Jefferson Now is a survey commissioned by the Jefferson Business Council (JBC), in collaboration with the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Council (JEDCO), the Jefferson Chamber and the Jefferson Community Foundation. Conducted earlier this year by Faucheux Strategies, LLC, the results show 75% of residents rate the quality of life in Jefferson Parish Excellent or Good. This effort is designed to help our political, civic and business leaders with objective insights into our Parish’s strengths and challenges. It is the intent of the sponsoring organizations that this original Quality of Life survey will serve as a baseline from which future surveys can be compared and our progress on issues important to residents measured. The sponsoring organizations intend to work with elected officials and civic groups to address the challenges to our quality of life.
A summary of this survey is available at www.jeffersonnow.net.