The US Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded JEDCO with a federal grant to boost business attraction, jobs and investment in historically underserved communities in Jefferson Parish.
The $600,000 grant will be used to assess possible Brownfield sites on the West Bank. Environmental assessment is a key step in breathing new life into a number of vacant and underutilized industrial and commercial properties in Jefferson, many of which could be contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants and/or petroleum.
This grant has the potential to increase interest in long-dormant properties with the ultimate goal of business attraction and community revitalization. Learn more here.
– Kelsey Scram, JEDCO