Economic Overview

Economic Overview 2017-12-19T11:30:13+00:00

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

 

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Bluesiana Red at 'Turn it up Tuesdays' tomorrow at 6pm! Free concert at Founders' Park in Jennings! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana
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The weather is getting perfect to come enjoy a picnic at the I-10 Park in Jennings! We have 15 covered pavilions with bbq grills, spaced around our 11 acre stocked pond! Also, a playground and of course, the Gator Chateau! #NationalPicnicDay #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana
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Let's celebrate, enjoy, and protect our resources today and every day! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #EarthDay2018
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Friday, April 27, 2018
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Jeff Davis Parish shared Regatta La Seafood and Steakhouse's post.4 days ago
Mark your calendars for all this great music coming to the Regatta Restaurant!
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1 day ago
The weather is getting perfect to come enjoy a picnic at the I-10 Park in Jennings! We have 15 covered pavilions with bbq grills, spaced around our 11 acre stocked pond! Also, a playground and of course, the Gator Chateau! #NationalPicnicDay #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana https://t.co/NslxdRiPNu JeffDavisParish photo
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Let's celebrate, enjoy, and protect our resources today and every day! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #EarthDay2018 https://t.co/xzQPvQrsbj JeffDavisParish photo
5 days ago
Come 'high five' one of these cute babies at the #gatorchateau today for National High Five Day #NH5D https://t.co/AJPv44X5GI JeffDavisParish photo
3 weeks ago
Join us at the Historic Strand Theatre on Main Street in Jennings for popcorn and a classic movie! Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 6pm, "Twister", tickets are $3, 12 and under free! Brought to you by ABOB #jeffdavisparish @onlylouisiana https://t.co/GrVaAgstgE JeffDavisParish photo
3 weeks ago
Happy Easter from JDP and the Gator Chateau! @onlylouisiana #onlylouisiana #jeffdavisparish https://t.co/Vqgk0JyqG5 JeffDavisParish photo
4 weeks ago
Coming this Memorial Day! https://t.co/jLL2OQvn2C JeffDavisParish photo

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