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.

Creed M. Romano
Creed M. Romano
President & CEO
[email protected]

Creed directs the offices of Economic Development & Film, Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission and Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce.

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

Steve Eastman
President
Jennings
District 7

Curt Guillory
Vice President
Elton
District 9

Donald Woods
Lake Arthur
District 1

John Marceaux
Lake Arthur
District 2

Marcus Peterson
Jennings
District 3

Kori Myers
Jennings
District 4

Tim McKnight
Jennings
District 5

Melvin Adams
Jennings
District 6

Wayne Fruge
Hathaway/Jennings
District 8

Curt Guillory
Elton
District 9

Byron Buller
Fenton/Topsy/Kinder
District 10

Butch Lafargue
Welsh
District 11

Owen Cormier
Roanoke/Welsh
District 12

Chad Talbot
Lacassine
District 13

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Thank You to Our Movie Sponsor: Sabelhaus Wealth ManagementABOB's Movie Night at Strand Theatre - Jennings, LaSaturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.Home (2015)PG | 1h 34min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy Sponsored by: Sabelhaus Wealth ManagementDescription:An alien on the run from his own people makes friends with a girl. He tries to help her on her quest, but can be an interference.Tickets are- Adult: $3 / Children 12 & Under: Free ... See MoreSee Less
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Gator feeding for public viewing is today at 3:30pm! Come out and get a spot around our indoor lazy river! Every Friday at 3:30pm., June through September- 100 Rue de l'Acadie, Jennings LA I-10 Exit 64 #jeffdavisparish #gatorchateau Louisiana Travel Only In Louisiana ... See MoreSee Less
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SWLA Acoustic Cajun Music Jam taking place tomorrow (Saturday, July 24th) from 8a-12p at the Visitor Center! I-10 Exit 64, Jennings. Come join in the jam or tap your toes to local cajun musicians of all ages! #jeffdavisparish #gatorchateau Only In Louisiana Louisiana Travel ... See MoreSee Less
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Put on your “Boogie Shoes” for a Swamp Poppin’ good time on August 1, at the Historic Strand Theatre in Jennings. Bon Ami Tours brings back Swamp Pop Express playing all of your favorites. These fabulous entertainers will put on a show like no other. Special guest: Jivin’ Gene Bourgeois. Call Carita Goodreau for your reserved seating. 337-370-2512THIS IS ONE YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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SWLA Acoustic Cajun Music Jam taking place tomorrow (Saturday, July 24th) from 8a-12p at the Visitor Center! I-10 Exit 64, Jennings. Come join in the jam or tap your toes to local cajun musicians of all ages! #jeffdavisparish #gatorchateau Only In Louisiana Louisiana Travel https://t.co/daEznfa7OC JeffDavisParish photo
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New stock of merchandise in the gift shop! Come by and take a look! 9a-5p, Mon- Sat. I-10 Exit 64! #jeffdavisparish #gatorchateau Louisiana Travel https://t.co/zTGhHO7Q1W JeffDavisParish photo
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ABOB's Movie Night at The Strand! Saturday, July 24th- Dreamworks "Home" (2015) Sponsored by: Sabelhaus Wealth Partners. Tickets $3, 12 and under FREE! Doors open at 5pm, movie at 6pm. For more info, call 337-821-5509 #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana Louisiana Travel https://t.co/iIgwwDxSqR JeffDavisParish photo
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With over 16 flavors of Blue Bell Ice Cream at Main Street Deli in Lake Arthur to choose from, grab a cone, and have a nice afternoon at the park! Comment with your favorite flavor!! #jeffdavisparish Louisiana Travel Louisiana Culinary Trails https://t.co/PtIlwyWrS1 JeffDavisParish photo
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Bon Ami Tours Concert Line up for July and August! Call 337-370-2512 for tickets! All shows at the Strand Theater in Jennings LA #jeffdavisparish Louisiana Travel https://t.co/wtYpuCmjSS JeffDavisParish photo