Three Cheers

Thirty years ago, in 1987, the leadership in Jefferson Parish had the foresight to create a separate economic driver to survive changes in administrations and lead business activity and growth throughout the parish.

During this time frame, with JEDCO’s leadership, Jefferson Parish has had a very impressive and consistent source of business prosperity and retention.

This month, the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) celebrates its 30th anniversary.  Jerry Bologna (JEDCO’s president and CEO) and his award-winning staff continue to move Jefferson forward. The strategic plan of the Jefferson EDGE is powerful, and JEDCO remains relevant in this changing business climate with its strategic workforce solutions, mission to help businesses on tax incentive programs and so much more.

JEDCO continues to stay out front in the community with the JEDCO Challenge and by teaming up with the Jefferson Chamber on the Prosper Jefferson program. Visit for more details.

Personally, Jerry Bologna is a great friend. As I have grown in my business career so has Jerry, from his early days of retention calls, to his leadership of JEDCO today. The business community could not ask for a more dedicated, hard working leader of JEDCO for the next 30 years.

Happy anniversary JEDCO!
Todd Matherne

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Publisher’s Note

A note from the desk of Todd Matherne


Todd Matherne started his career in 1987 and fell in love with the business of  publishing.  In 2006 along with other  partners he created Renaissance  Publishing, which today publishes seven magazines and over 20 custom titles.  He serves on many boards and is  involved in committees and events  throughout New Orleans. He has a  Bachelor of Science from The  University of New Orleans and because  he is local we will add "he went to  Archbishop Shaw" Class of 1985.  He is  married with three daughters and lives  in New Orleans.

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