February 19th 2013

LEESVILLE-Leaders from Vernon and Rapides parishes were encouraged Tuesday morning at the receipt of a letter from the state’s Congressional Delegation. The Delegation, addressing Secretary of the Army John McHugh, detailed the importance of Fort Polk as a cost-effective training facility for the nation’s military.

February 13th 2013

LEESVILLE-In a joint press conference Thursday in Leesville, Representative James Armes (D-Leesville); Leesville Mayor Robert Rose; Vernon Parish Police Jury President Jim Tuck; Fort Polk Progress Chairman Mike Reese; and Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce President Rhonda Plummer made an urgent plea to area residents and other stakeholders to comment on a recent assessment done by the Department of the Army which could result in the loss of more than 5,000 soldiers at Fort Polk. Their call was joined by other Central Louisiana organizations reaching across parish lines.

Written by
Jeff Matthews

Stephen Moret is an economic developer by trade. But, judging from his speech to a group of Alexandria-area local businesspeople and stakeholders Monday, he may have a touch of preacher in him, as well.

Road to SmartSite will be named after former Chamber President Elton Pody

SmartSites speeds business development and expansion

The England Authority was honored to be able to approve, by action of the Board, an Airport Use Permit for the U.S. Marshal Service.  The Airport Use Permit governs the actions, responsibilities and costs of frequent aviation users of Alexandria International Airport.  We welcome the U. S.

Continuing its relationship with Finkie Farms, the England Authority Board renewed the farm lease of England Authority land on the West Side of the Airpark for an additional year.  The England Authority has had an excellent working relationship with this local farming entity.  This lease generates income for the Authority and reduces maintenance expenditures necessary for upkeep on th