Jennifer Lapeyrouse is the Finance Director for the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO). She oversees all aspects of JEDCO’s business small business lending. JEDCO offers two major loan programs: the JEDgrow Loan Program for Jefferson Parish-based businesses and the SBA 504 Loan Program available statewide. Since joining the team in 2017, JEDCO has seen a 300% increase in loan production under Jennifer’s leadership, and, this year, the JEDCO Development Corporation became the top-performing Certified Development Corporation in the state. Additionally, Biz New Orleans named Jennifer and her team to the list of 2019 Financial Frontrunners in August. Before joining the JEDCO team, Jennifer worked in small business lending for over 20 years in a variety of capacities.