Churchill Tech Park


Jefferson Parish is the most economically viable community in Louisiana, leading the state in job growth. It also led the nation in job growth for the quarter ending September 2006 according to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2007. The area is not only the region’s economic engine, but boasts the largest population in the state. This makes for an educated and diverse workforce – a benefit that continues to draw new business to the Parish.

Here are just a few of the facts:

  • Jefferson Parish is home to over 1/3 of all high-tech employment in the metro area
  • 3,000 new businesses added since 2006
  • Over 33,000 businesses currently in operation
  • 826 high-tech firms currently employ 9,987 workers

If your business needs a skilled and affordable workforce, there’s no place like Jefferson Parish.

Availability & Cost of Labor

  • Jefferson Parish and the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) have a large, educated workforce.
  • The Jefferson Workforce Connection brings job seekers and employers together.

The table below gives the average annual wage of various occupations by Metropolitan Statistical Area; rate and employment by industry. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

Occupation New Orleans Atlanta Birmingham Dallas Jackson Jacksonville
Accountant $58,800 $61,690 $57,180 $60,980 $60,540 $55,490
Electrical Engineer $81,460 $75,650 $77,380 $83,110 $51,200 $72,250
Teacher Elementary $40,560 $47,860 $40,780 $44,130 $38,560 $40,870
Teacher Secondary $41,090 $49,460 $42,160 $43,980 $39,740 $44,120
Registered Nurse $58,580 $56,350 $52,420 $59,010 $52,310 $53,440