Latest news and events


APG is on the move and in the news!

    • September 14, HARVEY’S HEROS: We are proud to be working with the City of Lake Charles and several local organization to help our neighbors in Southwest Louisiana who suffered damage from Hurricane Harvey. Give us a call at 602-6788 for more information and to learn how to help.
    • September 10, Good news for Lake Charles; Mayor Nic Hunter said the city was able to balance its budget while increasing money for drainage and other initiatives by prioritizing spending.
    • August 8, Parishwide Drainage Liaison Committee Hears Ordinance Revision Proposal
    • July 20, KPLC covered our monthly meeting and aired a segment about the drainage issues facing our area.
    • July 5, Newly sworn-in Lake Charles City Council members and Alliance for Positive Growth pledge/scoring committee members have joined forces to work towards positive growth for our area. See photo here.
    • June 15, Membership reaches 100!
    • June 4, Facebook page reaches 1,000 “likes”
    • May 16, membership reaches 97!
    • May 16, Economic Research Committee finalizes Member Input Form as well as Project Input Form.  Approaches testing phase. Next meeting, May 30th.
    • May 12, Facebook Page reaches 975 “likes” mark.
    • May 10, membership now over 85!
    • May 9, Bryan Vincent’s Economic Research Committee holds highly successful meeting. Solidified purpose. Committee members took part in a Think Tank-like discussion. Volunteer responsibilities determined.
    • April 24th, numerous APG members attended briefing session hosted by Calcasieu Parish Police Jury regarding proposed new ordinances.
    • April 24th, Board of Director’s meeting. Pledge/Scoring committee chairs report progress and scope of work needed regarding scoring system.
    • April 22nd, Brent Lumpkin and MK Hopkins’s Pledge/Scoring Committee begin meeting with candidates for city council and Mayor to secure signatures on the Pledge.
    • April 19th, co-sponsored the Lunch with the Next Mayor forum with the SWLA Economic Development Alliance.
    • April 19th, several APG members attended City Council meeting. Tim Flavin addressed the Council and congratulated the City and Parish for their efforts to work together regarding drainage.
    • April 18, Board of Directors adopts candidate and elected official’s Pledge.
    • April 12th, Executive Director Jeannie Weisse spoke at the Kiwanis Club of Southwest Contraband.
    • April 3rd, APG members attend Developer’s Round table.
    • March 17th, Feature article appeared in Lagniappe Magazine
    • March 16th, APG hosted a meeting at the Moss Bluff Branch Library. Good turnout and great conversations on how we can achieve positive economic growth by working together.
    • March 14th, KPLC’s Theresa Schmidt aired a story about the March 13th meeting at the Historic Cash and Carry as did the American Press.
    • March 13th, New and prospective members attended a Welcome meeting at the Historic Cash and Carry.  President Matt Redd reports that in 2 months, membership already at 80!
    • March 13, APG highlighted in Thrive Magazine.
    • Feb 9th, Thrive Magazine reports standing room only attendance at launch meeting held at Walnut Grove. Over 200 attend to support and learn more about the Alliance for Positive Growth.
    • Jan 20th, Fox 29 coverage of  Jan 18th meeting.
    • Jan 20th, American Press coverage of Jan 18th kick-off meeting.
    • Jan 19th, APGrowth.org, the website for the Alliance for Positive Growth launched.
    • Jan 5th, 2017, APG Facebook page created.
    • Jan 3rd, 2017, Director Jeannie Weise begins to attend Public Meetings on behalf of APG and provide members with advance notice of meetings as well as reports following the meetings.
    • December, 2016 Jeannie Weise Named Director of Alliance for Positive GrowthLake Charles native, Jeannie Weise, has been named Director of the Alliance for Positive Growth (APG), an organization of professionals in the fields of real estate, development, construction and all other interested parties working together to promote strong, beneficial growth in Southwest Louisiana.Weise graduated from McNeese State University and has worked locally in the marketing/public relations field for several years, most recently working with former U.S. Senator David Vitter.In her new role, Weise will work with the membership of APG to achieve their goals of actively supporting sustained, progressive growth and development in Southwest Louisiana.