Fort Polk Progress visits Washington!

Fort Polk Progress, a multi-region organization dedicated to the growth and care of Ft. Polk, visited Washington D.C. the week of April 12 to tell the story of progress at Ft. Polk.  Delegation members met with Pentagon officials and elected officials of Congress.  The England Authority was one of the founding members of Ft. Polk Progress.

Press Quotes - Economic Development Reorganization

Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy:

“The hard work of these private sector organizations is critical to an effective and unified community response to continuing needs of local business and attracting new business. To the extent these changes will streamline services and make roles clear, my administration is supportive.”

Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields:

England Airpark Noise Mitigation Program prepares to acquire property!

England Airpark’s Noise Mitigation program continues to work with property owners within the program boundaries to prepare for funding to acquire property.  This voluntary program has been a success in meeting the needs of residents that have been impacted by airport noise.

England Airpark Noise Mitigation Program prepares to acquire property!

England Airpark’s Noise Mitigation program continues to work with property owners within the program boundaries to prepare for funding to acquire property.  This voluntary program has been a success in meeting the needs of residents that have been impacted by airport noise.

England Airpark receives Noise Mitigation Grant!

The Louisiana State Department of Transportation and Development Airports Division awarded a grant of $263,258 for England’s Noise Mitigation Program. These funds come from the Airport Improvement Fund which is funded from a tax on aviation fuel in the state of Louisiana.

England Airpark awards Demolition Contracts!

The England Authority, at its February meeting, awarded demolition contracts to Charlie Carlisle, LLC and Unified Recovery Group LLC.  The demolition work will be performed pursuant to England’s Noise Mitigation Program.

Military Support Groups Gird for Earmark Ban

With the House and Senate both banning congressional earmarks in fiscal 2011 and 2012, community-military partnering organizations face a formidable barrier in obtaining funding for military construction projects to support their local installations. The $100 million allocated by Congress over the past 15 years for projects at Vance Air Force Base in north central Oklahoma all has resulted from the actions of congressional representatives, reports the Enid News and Eagle.