Market Access & Infrastucture

Market Access & Infrastucture2018-08-14T11:09:40+00:00

 Access & Infrastructure

Rail Transporation


Coming Soon

The state-of-the-art Rail Logix Lacassine Industrial Park will accommodate 800 Rail Cars (expandable to 2,350+) with more than 250 Rail Car Spots of Interchange Track. The Lacassine Industrial Park is the first of its kind in Southwest Louisiana. Download Rail Logix Lacassine Complex Concept Drawing.



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



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.


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.

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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Jeff Davis Parish shared their post.2 days ago
Lake Arthur Christmas parade tonight at 6p!
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Jeff Davis Parish3 days ago
Join the Town of Lake Arthur for the Christmas Parade, Dec.8th! Parade rolls down Main Street tomorrow at 6:00pm! #jeffdavisparish 🎄🎅
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Jeff Davis Parish shared SW La Acoustic Cajun Music Jam's post.4 days ago
SW LA Acoustic Cajun Music Jam scheduled jams for the rest of the 2018 year:
Dec. 15th, & 29th
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Jeff Davis Parish shared CHIPS - A Chip Off the Old Block Youth Theatre's post.5 days ago
We're starting to get excited here at CHIPS! Our students and adult volunteers are hard at work... we'll see you all at the Jennings Christmas Parade on Sat. Dec 1! Watch for us 🙂
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Jeff Davis Parish shared Jennings, La. Festival Association's photo.5 days ago


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Join the Town of Lake Arthur for the Christmas Parade, Dec.8th! Parade rolls down Main Street tomorrow at 6:00pm! #jeffdavisparish 🎄🎅
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Welsh and Roanoke Community Choir's Annual Christmas Cantata, "Christmas is Calling" is December 16th at 9a at the First Methodist Church! JeffDavisParish photo
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Movie night at the STRAND! Downtown historic Jennings!
Dec.8th is ELF!!!! 6:00pm, tickets are $3, 12 and under FREE!
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Join the Town of Lake Arthur for the Christmas Parade, Dec.8th! Parade rolls down Main Street at 6:00pm! #jeffdavisparish 🎄🎅


Official Instagram of the Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission. Come Hold a baby gator! Share your images with us at #jeffdavisparish
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