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 Parish3 days ago
Have you been to the Welsh Museum? Take a break from the heat this summer and check out this hidden gem right off Main Street. The museum showcases rural life in Louisiana, filled with local history, farming displays, military displays and MUCH more! The museum if staffed by local volunteers that will share stories with you. Located at 202 E. South Street in Welsh. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10a-2p #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #feedyoursoul
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Jeff Davis Parish3 days ago
Live Cajun Dance this weekend! Le Bal Cadien Cajun Dance! Friends Supporting Friends Building, Hwy 90 W. in Jennings! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana
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Jeff Davis Parish4 days ago
Join us at the Historic Strand Theatre on Main Street in Jennings for popcorn and a movie! Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 6pm, "Race to Witch Mountain", tickets are $3, 12 and under free! Brought to you by ABOB, sponsored by Wendell & Megan Miller #jeffdavisparish @onlylouisiana
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Jeff Davis Parish5 days ago
Planning has begun on the 38th Annual Stearman Fly In! Mark your calendar for this great event! Saturday, October 6, 2018 #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #feedyoursoul
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Jeff Davis Parish5 days ago
Jennings Stars and Stripes Festival at the I-10 Park! July 3rd! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana

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3 days ago
Have you been to the Welsh Museum? The museum showcases rural life in Louisiana, filled with local history, farming displays, military displays and MUCH more! 202 E. South Street in Welsh. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10a-2p #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #feedyoursoul https://t.co/ivXor32jTa JeffDavisParish photo
3 days ago
This family from Kentucky stopped to hold our baby gators while traveling through Louisiana. Stop by and have a one of kind experience at the Gator Chateau! I-10 Park Exit 64, Jennings, LA! https://t.co/uE4c4nuGGA #onlylouisiana #jeffdavisparish #gatorchateau #feedyoursoul
4 days ago
Join us at the Historic Strand Theatre on Main Street in Jennings for popcorn and a movie! Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 6pm, "Race to Witch Mountain", tickets are $3, 12 and under free! Brought to you by ABOB, sponsored by Wendell & Megan Miller #jeffdavisparish @onlylouisiana
5 days ago
Planning has begun on the 38th Annual Stearman Fly In! Mark your calendar for this great event! Saturday, October 6, 2018 #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #feedyoursoul https://t.co/vIYs2iEXoV JeffDavisParish photo
5 days ago
Jennings Stars and Stripes Festival at the I-10 Park! July 3rd! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana https://t.co/bOMzoZ2SBa JeffDavisParish photo
7 days ago
Join CADA for their annual fundraiser, Taste N Tell! Tuesday, Oct. 16th! Great food for a great cause! #jeffdavisparish https://t.co/Dx4JKPcsdk JeffDavisParish photo

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