Economic Overview

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Our Mission

Introduce Jeff Davis Parish to prospective clients, assist our existing businesses to grow, utilize our resources to expand economic diversity, and create local quality jobs for our citizens.

Economic Development is funded through the City of Jennings, the Towns of Lake Arthur and Welsh and the Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury through the Jeff Davis Parish Landfill Commission.

Marion “Butch” Fox
Marion “Butch” Fox
President & CEO
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Marion directs the offices of Economic Development & Film, Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission and Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce.

Tracie Fonenot
Tracie Fonenot
Executive Assistant
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Tracie maintains the extensive information required of existing businesses and prospects including retaining current map plats, marketing materials, state and federal program incentives, web site updates and individual prospect files where every client receives personal, current information regarding projects and available sites in Jeff Davis Parish.

Alliances

Building a Better Louisiana Together

The office has alliances with the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, One Acadiana, Acadiana Regional Alliance, Imperial Calcasieu Planning Agency, and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, Agriculture and Forestry, Natural Resources and Transportation and Development and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana.

Leadership

Economic Development Commission Boards

The Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development Commission’s board of directors are volunteers, dedicated ambassadors for our parish and innovative, forward thinking individuals serving the communities they represent.

Economic Development Board

Ronald “Ronnie” Petree
Chairman
Town of Welsh

Joel Oustalet
Board Member
Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission

Jay Theunissen
Secretary/Treasurer
City of Jennings

Marilyn Watkins
Board Member
Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission

Stephen “Tony” Hulsey
Vice-Chairman
City of Jennings

Michael Heinen
Board Member
Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission

Beau Hearod
Board Member
City of Jennings

Economic Development Advisory Board

Charlie Butler
Board Member
AHERN

Jimmy Cormier
Board Member
Pro-Property

Tom Couste
Board Member
Jesco

Jim Wright
Board Member
Preferred Living

Dr. Shane Fontenot
Board Member
Advanced Family Eyecare

Pat Hanley, Jr.
Board Member
Pat’s Electrical Service

Former Senator Jerry Theunissen
Board Member
Jeff Davis Parish

Will Guinn
Board Member
Rock Solid Materials, LLC

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Jennings Mardi Gras Parade/Celebration and the Squeezebox Shootout Cajun Accordion Competition is coming up on March 2nd! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #mardigras2019 #feedyoursoul
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We welcomed the 'Mainly Marathon' National race series for the 2nd year today at the I-10 Park! Over 80 runners, doing 5K distance up to Marathon distance! Hope to see them again next year. Such a great group of folks!
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This weekend is Lake Arthur Mardi Gras!!!! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #feedyoursoul #mardigras2019
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Mardi Gras Dance!
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2nd annual Mainly Marathon running series taking off this morning at the I-10 Park! #jeffdavisparish #mainlymarathons #onlylouisoana #feedyoursoul
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