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Southwest Louisiana is on the cusp of an industry boom, and business leaders want to prepare the region for the skilled-labor jobs created in the years ahead. Jeff Davis Parish is prepared with a highly skilled and dedicated workforce (thanks in large part to the availability of first-rate educational and vocational facilities and prominent training and workforce development programs); access to an excellent transportation network; prime land for relocation and development; and outstanding business incentives on the local, state and national level, the parish is a superior location for businesses of all types and sizes.

Jeff Davis Parish encompasses quite a diversified base of businesses, which have all contributed to the success and growth of the area’s economy. The parish is primarily agriculturally based, as it stands as one of the top three agricultural areas in Louisiana. Rice is the number one crop here. In fact, the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter) statistics show that Jeff Davis Parish leads a six-parish rice-growing area in total acreage grown and gross farm value – an impressive statistic due to the fact that the parish only has 139 farmers raising rice here! Further agricultural products generated in the parish include soybeans, crawfish, sugar cane and cattle.

Agriculture is certainly not the parish’s only economic source, with other industries such as healthcare, education, retail, shipbuilding and oil fuel services making their mark here as well. The future of the fuel industry is bright, with BP Biofuel’s 140-acre cellulosic ethanol plant in Jennings, and the additional presence of proposed energy-related businesses, Jeff Davis Parish is certainly evolving into an alternative fuel research and development location in the U.S.

JD Bank has been serving Jeff Davis Parish for more than 65 years, and the bank’s commitment to service is stronger than ever. Established in 1947, the goal of JD Bank remains the same: to provide the highest level of service, the most comprehensive products and a friendly atmosphere where customers feel right at home.

Founded in Jennings, JD Bank now operates 20 branch locations and 27 convenient ATM locations throughout Jeff Davis, Allen, Calcasieu, St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes. Whether starting a business, buying a home or opening a first checking account, customers can count on the experienced and friendly staff of JD Bank to walk them through the process and make sure that the experience is easy and enjoyable.

Understanding that life can be hectic and that customers often just want fast, reliable service keeps JD Bank motivated to offer the latest technological advances, giving customers access to their accounts anywhere, anytime. With online and mobile banking, direct deposit, debit cards and additional ATM locations, customers can deposit, withdraw and transfer funds easily anytime of day or night, with the peace of mind that they are protected with the highest level of security.

JD Bank consistently ranks as one of US Banker magazine’s Top 200 Community Banks and earns Bauer Financial Reports, Inc.’s rating of five stars. The bank has also earned Veribanc’s Blue Ribbon Bank designation for demonstrating attention to safety, soundness and financial strength.

For more information on everything JD Bank has to offer, visit jdbank.com. Or, stop in at any of our Jeff Davis Parish locations.

Jennings:
507 N. Main Street
446 Roberts Avenue
407 W. Division Street

Lake Arthur:
338 Arthur Avenue

Welsh:
101 N. Adams Street

JD Bank also has offices and ATMs in Eunice, Mamou, Vidrine, Ville Platte, Iowa, Kinder, Moss Bluff, Lake Charles, Sulphur and Carlyss.

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