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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UPDATE: LA 383 (North Thomson Avenue) road closure – Iowa - Calcasieu Parish
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:15 AM
UPDATE: LA 383 (North Thomson Avenue) road closure – Iowa - Calcasieu Parish

Update: This closure was postponed yestreday due to weather. The new date for the closure is Monday, June 24. LA 383 (North Thomson Avenue) will be closed 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, June 24 at the railroad crossing (MP 25.238), located between the Iowa Fire Department and Market Basket. All work is weather permitting.
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LA 383 (North Thomson Avenue) road closure – Iowa - Calcasieu Parish

LA 383 (North Thomson Avenue) will be closed 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, June 17 at the railroad crossing (MP 25.238), located between the Iowa Fire Department and Market Basket, weather permitting.

The closure is necessary for Union Pacific and DOTD to perform crossing and road repairs.

Motorist will be detoured via US 90 East and West to the south, US 165 North to the East, LA 3258 West to the North and LA 3256 North and East to the West. Due to the imposed traffic delays, drivers are encouraged to pursue alternate routes.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the work zone and be on the lookout for work crews and equipment.

For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email dotdcs@la.gov, or call DOTD's Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please let us know how we may better serve you: Customer Service Survey.
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This Saturday's Cajun Dance in Jennings will feature Hunter Courville & Cajun Fever! at the Friends Supporting Friends Building, #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #feedyoursoul

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