David R. “Rocky” Rockett, Jr.
David R. Rockett, Jr. serves as the Executive Director/President of the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation. Since taking over this position in the spring of 2005, the GBEDF has grown exponentially into many different areas to grow jobs, create investment opportunities and work with their existing business partners in Bossier City and Bossier Parish to promote the positive business atmosphere that Bossier is known for.
As a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma, Mr. Rockett couples his experience in commercial real estate and construction to promote and manage industrial and commercial development in Bossier. Rocky’s current occupation as Executive Director of the GBEDF has allowed him and the organization to play pivotal roles in many of the growth opportunities facing northwest Louisiana. This has included opportunities within Cyber as well as the Film/Entertainment industry along with the traditional manufacturing interest that utilize our port and workforce. The GBEDF under his leadership has played roles in developing work force education programs in partnership with BPCC culminating most recently in the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Studies. Over the last decade the GBEDF has worked with its many partners throughout northwest Louisiana to bring over 5,000 jobs and well over a $1 Billion in local investment. Rocky and his wife Ashley stay busy raising 4 children.