JEDCO Welcomes New Economic Development Specialist

FAIRFIELD, LA – The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) welcomes Matt Babineaux as a new Economic Development Specialist to the organization. Babineaux will be working closely with local businesses to enhance the economic climate in Jefferson Parish.

         As an Economic Development Specialist, Babineaux is tasked with the implementation of JEDCO's award-winning Business Retention & Expansion Program to businesses throughout Jefferson Parish. Through this program, business owners are paired with resources needed to realize their growth objectives. Babineaux will also work closely with business recruitment prospects, providing the data, site information and resources necessary to establish successful operations in Jefferson Parish. 

         Prior to joining the JEDCO team, Babineaux worked for the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA), where he was tasked with market research and analysis, prospect recruitment, and site selection services. Babineaux received a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from LSU. Though he is originally from Houston, he has family roots across south Louisiana and Mississippi. 

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         "I went into the economic development industry because I wanted to make South Louisiana a better place to live and work," Babineaux said. "I am very grateful to JEDCO for giving me this great opportunity to continue doing just that."

         "We are excited to welcome Matt to the JEDCO team," says Kate Moreano, JEDCO's Economic Development Manager. "As a premiere economic development organization, JEDCO strives to attract high-caliber employees with the capacity to strengthen our team. Matt brings a specialized background and valuable experience to the economic development services department. We look forward to working with him as JEDCO continues to enhance the economic climate in Jefferson Parish." 

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