Business is picking up in Jeff Davis Parish - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Business is picking up in Jeff Davis Parish

JEFF DAVIS PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

Economic development in Jeff Davis Parish is picking up by bringing in new businesses and expanding existing ones.

Executive Director for Jeff Davis Economic Development Marion "Butch" Fox said business is booming in Jeff Davis. She said 2011 was a successful year for business and 2012 looks ever more promising.

"We are so fortunate that we have people, men and women, who are willing to invest in our Parish, and not only their dollars, but their time and their energy and this year has just been phenomenal," Fox said.

Fox said it's all about location when it comes to bringing business to the area. 

"It's a process in finding the right land, finding the right utilities, finding the location," Fox said.

And with a rum distillery in the early construction phases, a new rail road facility and expansion of the cotton plant, more business keeps pouring in.

"We have three clients that have been back in since the first of the year looking at investing their dollars in our Parish," Fox said.

She said although Jeff Davis would welcome any large business into the area, it's the small businesses that have become the backbone for the economy. Small businesses provide steady jobs with a typically higher pay.

Fox said since Jeff Davis Parish is a corridor off of the I-10, many business owners want to come to the area.

"We are working in economic development on producing a one stop shop and economic development tool kit," she said. "That will make it easier for people coming in here to do business, so that's our focus this year is how can we make it easy."

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