Churchill Tech Park
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History

The Plan

Churchill Technology & Business Park grew out of a comprehensive economic development plan known as The Jefferson Edge. Their mission:

To promote sustainable growth, attract high wage industries, encourage technology development, and offer a superior quality of life.

The process began in the fall of 1999, when the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) kicked off a formal, public-private community-based planning initiative. The purpose was to develop a parish-wide strategic plan, taking advantage of existing resources and new opportunities.

One of the forces driving the process from the outset was technology and its impact on the economy. The Parish was determined to adapt its landscape to the future. Plans were made to search for and develop a business and technology park. In the summer of 2003, the Churchill site on the West Bank was identified, and the long process of securing the land and designing the park began.

The Hurricane

In August of 2005, the region was hit by one of the largest natural disasters in the history of the United States. In the face of the economic aftershocks, JEDCO responded swiftly and decisively to mitigate the damages, and plans for the Park were temporarily put on hold.

One bright spot amidst all of the chaos: the West Bank, future home of the Park and other major redevelopment efforts, did not flood. Instead, the area became an engine for economic recovery.

The Park

Churchill Business & Technology Park was one of the most important strategic initiatives to grow out of The Jefferson Edge, and not even a hurricane could stop it. As soon as the East Bank was secured, JEDCO proceeded with plans for this high-end West Bank development – a place where businesses of the future would find the infrastructure and support to achieve their own success.

Today’s plans call for build-to-suit facilities from high-end office to light manufacturing. The 500 acre park-like setting will be protected by building and landscaping codes, covenants and restrictions to maintain the type of image that high-profile clients desire.

We welcome inquiries from regional, national or international ventures looking to relocate, expand and grow.

Call JEDCO to talk about your future at 504-875-3908