BATON ROUGE, LA – Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea LLC is pleased to announce that firm partner Jerry N. Jones has been elected Chairman of Louisiana’s Board of Commerce & Industry.
Jerry Jones was originally appointed to the Board of Commerce & Industry by former Governor Jindal in 2008. He has continually served the Board since then, having been reappointed in 2017 after Governor Edwards took office. Jerry previously served the Board as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Rules Committee, and this is his second time to serve as Chairman of the Board.
The Board of Commerce & Industry oversees Louisiana’s Economic Development statutory incentive programs designed to assist in attracting business development in the state. It advises on matters such as applications for tax incentive programs, including Enterprise Zone, Industrial Tax Exemption, Quality Jobs, and Restoration Tax Abatement.
Jerry Jones is a partner and founding member with the Bradley Murchison law firm. His practice primarily involves assisting private and public entities, both small and large scale, with local, state, and federal governmental regulation, compliance and zoning issues, joint ventures, contract negotiations, and licensing and construction. Jerry has also provided immediate response and representation before the Louisiana Departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality, and Public Safety related to significant environmental impact incidents and has represented commercial clients before the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality in response to significant enforcement actions in matters relating to air, water, solid waste, and hazardous waste.
In addition to serving the State of Louisiana on the Board of Commerce & Industry, Jones served as City Attorney for the City of Shreveport for eight years prior to returning to private practice. He has also served as the appointed municipal attorney to two other Louisiana municipalities and on his parish’s Board of Adjustment.