WASHINGTON, D.C.--Fort Polk Progress has been honored with the 2015 Community Excellence Award from the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) for its successful collaboration with local, state and federal partners in support of the educational community at Fort Polk.

GEO Corporation, a new redevelopment partner on the England Airpark campus, was awarded Best New Business of the Year at the recent Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Bizzy Awards.

Gen. Ray Odierno had hoped the Obama administration and Congress could have settled on a final end strength for the Army by the time he steps down as the Army’s chief of staff this fall, but the issue likely will remain undecided for several more years, he told reporters last week.

Up from No. 4 in the U.S. last year, Louisiana ranks among top seven nationally for economic development performance for sixth consecutive year.

Southern Business and Development Magazine has named England Airpark to its 2015 Top 10 list for sites in the south perfect for large manufacturers. 

The listing of England Airpark by Southern Business and Development is recognition of the continued development of Airpark sites dedicated to attracting manufacturing to Central Louisiana.