Officials with the Terrebonne Parish Economic Development Authority and the World Trade Center of New Orleans have signed a memorandum outlining a cooperative effort to expand international trade and boost manufacturing, distribution and other enterprises in Terrebonne Parish.

This the fourth such agreement that the WTCNO has established in Louisiana. The first three are with BioDistrict New Orleans, the New Orleans Business Alliance and the LSU Louisiana Business & Technology Center in Baton Rouge.

Jessica Steverson, WTCNO marketing director, said the agreement will help ensure that Terrebonne Parish will be more visible on an international level, which will in turn support the development of international commerce and foreign direct investment in the parish.