Market Access & Infrastucture

Market Access & Infrastucture 2017-12-19T11:30:13+00:00

 Access & Infrastructure 

Transporation

Commercial Airport

The nearest commercial aviation facility is the Lake Charles Regional Airport, 35 miles from the center of Jefferson Davis Parish. It offers air transportation by American Airlines and United Airlines. One and two-stop service is available to most major domestic destinations. The Jennings Airport, with a 5,000-foot runway, and the Welsh Airport, with a 3,000-foot runway, are both located within the parish.

Water Transportation

Cargo Export and Import

Inland Waterways

Cargo can be delivered and exported via the Intracoastal Waterway and the Mermentau River. Lake Arthur offers another inland water access for the parish.

Shallow Draft Access

The Port of Mermentau, is a 9-ft deep port located 5 miles from Jennings.

Deepwater Ports

The Port of Lake Charles, with a 40-foot depth and 400-foot width is located 25 miles from the Lacassine Industrial Park.

 Auto & Rail 

Transporation

Highways

The main transportation arteries through Jefferson Davis Parish are Interstate 10, U.S. Highways 90, 165, and 190, and numerous Louisiana state highways. The state highways are eight in all: 14, 26, 99, 101, 102, 380, 382, and 395. These highways make the parish’s communities easily accessible to each other and provide an extensive network for all ground transportation needs.

Freight Rail

Three railroad companies serve the two main-line communities of Jefferson Davis Parish: Union Pacific Railway, BNSF, and Southern Pacific Railway. There are numerous sites across the parish and in separate townships with railroad access.  The Lacassine Industrial Park has two-mile-long rail spurs.

Distance to Major Cities

In Miles from Center of Parish

  • Atlanta, GA – 625 miles

  • Birmingham, AL – 516 miles

  • Chicago, IL – 1,032 miles

  • Cincinnati, OH – 983 miles

  • Dallas, TX – 391 miles

  • Houston, TX – 179 miles

  • Kansas City, MO – 789 miles

  • Memphis, TN – 493 miles

  • Minneapolis, MN – 1,229 miles

  • Nashville, TN – 704 miles

  • New Orleans, LA – 174 miles

  • St. Louis, MO – 787 miles

Electric Power & Fuel 

Powering Our Parish

Jeff Davis Electric Co-op Inc.

JDEC, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, is dedicated to serving its 7,000 members/owners who live and work in Allen, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vermilion parishes.
jdec.org

Entergy

Entergy Corporation is Louisiana’s largest power supplier with operating companies Entergy Gulf States, Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans providing electric energy to 1.1 million customers. Through its operating companies, Entergy serves 59 of the state’s 64 parishes (counties). Entergy is the leading electric energy supplier to the Middle South, a region comprised of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and east Texas.
entergy.com

Water & Sewerage

The water sources for the different parish cities and townships are provided by the individual cities, towns and villages of the parish. Each municipality maintains its own separate sewage system, all of which are also responsible for standard water treatment and purification procedures.

Solid Waste

Jefferson Davis Parish has three separate companies that provide solid waste disposal to all urban areas. Dillon Disposal, Progressive Waste, and Browning Ferris Industries (B.F.I.) serve the parish communities. Jeff Davis Parish owns a regional solid waste disposal facility which offers the possibility of a supply of raw materials necessary for use in the secondary re-manufacturing market.

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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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Friday, April 27, 2018
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Mark your calendars for all this great music coming to the Regatta Restaurant!
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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 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
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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
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Happy Easter from JDP and the Gator Chateau! @onlylouisiana #onlylouisiana #jeffdavisparish https://t.co/Vqgk0JyqG5 JeffDavisParish photo
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