Economic Overview

Economic Overview 2018-05-21T12:02:47+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

Will Guinn
Board Member
Rock Solid Materials, LLC

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Jeff Davis Parish11 hours ago
CADA's annual "Taste N Tell" event is coming up! #jeffdavisparish
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Jeff Davis Parish1 day ago
The Gator Chateau and the Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission are looking for part time workers. Perfect for a retired person or college student. MUST be able to work with baby gators and interact with tourist. Work required Saturdays. No phone calls accepted or inbox messages. Applications available to pick up at the I-10 Park Tourist office in Jennings, Mon-Fri 8:30a-5p.
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Jeff Davis Parish1 day ago
Event Registration forms are ready!!!! http://ow.ly/9cBv30l9D6T
Visit the website to download and get in today!!
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Jeff Davis Parish2 days ago
Mark your calendar for another great event unique to JDP! 'Old Time Rice Threshing', Saturday, October 13th, in Welsh!
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Jeff Davis Parish2 days ago
Coming up! Here is the link to the JDP Fair catalog
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Jeff Davis Parish2 days ago
11th Annual "Last Resort" custom car, truck, & bike show at the I-10 Park in Jennings October 19-21! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #lastresort

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CADA's annual "Taste N Tell" event is coming up! #jeffdavisparish https://t.co/vuP9hyqLDJ JeffDavisParish photo
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Event Registration forms are ready!!!! https://t.co/yCXNL8esDT
Visit the website to download and get in today!! https://t.co/prdT6qPSCv
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11th Annual "Last Resort" custom car, truck, & bike show at the I-10 Park in Jennings October 19-21! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #lastresort https://t.co/ArsDUgMFTX JeffDavisParish photo
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Great event for the Welsh Museum coming up! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #feedyoursoul https://t.co/gjf3PaUPxe JeffDavisParish photo
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11th Annual "Last Resort" custom car, truck, & bike show at the I-10 Park in Jennings October 19-21! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #lastresort

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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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