JEDCO, Delgado River City to Host First Annual Manufacturing Summit

AVONDALE, La. — The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO), in partnership with Delgado Community College River City Site & Advanced Manufacturing Center, announced plans to host the first-annual Jefferson Parish-based Manufacturing Summit in early October.

According to a press release, the event is designed to help local manufacturers address workforce challenges in order to boost their bottom line.

There are training programs and educational resources available at every level across the state to support manufacturing growth and save businesses thousands of dollars. Educational institutions have designed curriculums around the needs of our local manufacturers.

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Tax incentives and targeted training programs offer breaks to businesses that utilize these services. The offerings are plentiful and easy to use, but not all manufacturers know how to find them. Hosted during Louisiana Manufacturing Week, the 2019 Manufacturing Summit brings these easy-to-use, cost-effective programs and resources directly to the manufacturers.

The Manufacturing Summit will feature a variety of panel discussions, networking opportunities, tours of the new Delgado River City campus, and a keynote from Brad Lambert, Louisiana Economic Development Deputy Secretary. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Delgado Community College River City Site & Advanced Manufacturing Center located in the Churchill Technology & Business Park on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish.

The event is free and open to the public.Interested attendees are invited to register for the event here.

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