JEDCO launches lunch program to bolster local sales

by By James Hubbard JEDCO President

On Tuesday, March 24, the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO) launched a limited time lunch program to support the local restaurant industry.

The program provides a 50 percent reimbursement to businesses for buying their employees lunch from a restaurant in the Jacksonville city limits. Businesses must spend a minimum of $100 to participate.

The program is currently scheduled to end Friday, April 10, but an extension is possible. Call JEDCO for details at (903) 586-2102.

“JEDCO is glad we can give back by promoting sales at our local restaurants and a delicious meal for our workforce,” JEDCO Vice-Chair Nathan Jones said. “Jacksonville is a special place and neighbors helping each other at critical times is the essence of what makes this such a wonderful community to work and live.”

JEDCO Chair Darrell Dement added, “I applaud the efforts by many of our restaurants to extend hours, create special menus, and offer pick- up or delivery services to keep their doors open and their employees working.”

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce has a listing of restaurants on its website, and we encourage you to check Facebook or call businesses for the latest updates.

The Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO) was established in 1995 by the voters of Jacksonville. JEDCO is a Type B corporation governed by State Law and operates on revenue from a half-cent sales tax. JEDCO is led by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the Jacksonville City Council.