Economic Overview

Economic Overview2019-08-20T07:57:23-05:00

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

Jeff Davis Parish Industrial Board

Ronald “Ronnie” Petree
President
Town of Welsh

Timothy Guinn
Vice-President
City of Jennings

Mike Moreau
Board Member
Lacassine

Sheriff Ivy Woods
Board Member

Former Senator Jerry Theunissen
Board Member

Rebecca Gary
Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury
Secretary-Treasurer

Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury

Donald Woods
President
Lake Arthur
District 1

John Marceaux
Lake Arthur
District 2

Marcus Peterson
Jennings
District 3

Bradley Eastman
Jennings
District 4

Tom Kilpatrick
Jennings
District 5

Melvin Adams
Jennings
District 6

Steve Eastman
Jennings
District 7

Wayne Fruge
Hathaway/Jennings
District 8

Curt Guillory
Vice-President
Elton
District 9

Byron Buller
Kinder
District 10

Butch Lafargue
Welsh
District 11

Bill Wild
Welsh
District 12

Bill Labouve
Welsh
District 13

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Jeff Davis Parish Tourism
Jeff Davis Parish Tourism9 hours ago
Tomorrow is 'TURN IT UP TUESDAY" event at Founders' Park in downtown Jennings! AARON ISTRE will perform from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Free outdoor concert! Come out and enjoy!
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Make your plans for next weekend. Last Resort weekend is coming to Jennings!
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Jeff Davis Parish Tourism2 days ago
The JDP Tourist Commission is excited to welcome back LDWF and another wonderful family fishing event! Get out and Fish will be held at the I-10 Park on 11-2-19! Free Event! See flyer for details! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #feedyoursoul
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Jeff Davis Parish Tourism3 days ago
Last Resort is coming! Great event at the park in Jennings! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #feedyoursoul
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Jeff Davis Parish Tourism shared a post.4 days ago
Jeff Davis Parish Band Night will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Welsh High School Stadium. Admission is free to all. Performances by the WHS, LAHS, and JHS marching bands! Please support our high school band programs.

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9 hours ago
Tomorrow is 'TURN IT UP TUESDAY" event at Founders' Park in downtown Jennings! AARON ISTRE will perform from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Free outdoor concert! Come out and enjoy! https://t.co/OfaRAtOOKu JeffDavisParish photo
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The JDP Tourist Commission is excited to welcome back LDWF and another wonderful family fishing event! Get out and Fish will be held at the I-10 Park on 11-2-19! Free Event! See flyer for details! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #feedyoursoul https://t.co/NQTtE7mrnf JeffDavisParish photo
5 days ago
This Sunday at the Strand Theatre! Bon Amie Tours presents "Swamp Pop and Old Rock and Roll" Louisiana Express with Chris Flowers 3:00pm. Tickets $25 Call 337-824-7078 or 337-370-2512 for tickets or more info https://t.co/JSfclnNCxh JeffDavisParish photo
6 days ago
Battle of the Bows 2019! Keeping our Cajun Heritage Alive with a one of a kind Cajun Fiddle Competition! At the Historic Strand Theatre on 11/2/19! Enter today! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana Feedyoursoul #feedyoursoul https://t.co/iiJRhG4Jf5 JeffDavisParish photo
1 week ago
Tomorrow is 'TURN IT UP TUESDAY" event at Founders' Park in downtown Jennings! T.Broussard will perform from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Free outdoor concert! Come out and enjoy! https://t.co/5NbJEmCVRQ JeffDavisParish photo

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Official Instagram of the Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission. Come Hold a baby gator! I-10 Exit 64. Share your images with us at #jeffdavisparish http://www.jeffdavis.org/
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