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Start, Locate, Expand 


Lee County, Iowa is located in the heart of America in the southeastern portion of Iowa and is the perfect place to start, locate or expand your business.  Lee County Economic Development group can help you by offering valuable assistance to ensure your company’s success in Lee County.

In Lee County you will find a diverse mix of national and international companies that have thrived in our pro-business climate. Located along the Mississippi River and centered between Interstates 80, 35, 55 and 70, Lee County offers its businesses excellent market access and more than 180,000 skilled, educated and highly qualified workers.

Iowa Biomass - Lee County's Formula for Success 

Renewable Chemicals Production Tax Credit program addresses the unique opportunity to advance Iowa’s economy by focusing on the development of biomass as feedstocks for the production of renewable chemicals.
Iowa produces the nation’s second largest supply of biomass with the ability to harvest 14.4 million dry tons of biomass annually (total cellulosic and crop biomass). Additionally, Iowa can boast one of most robust industrial biotechnology infrastructures available in the U.S.

Many of the industrial facilities around the state currently producing food and fuel products from corn, soybeans and other renewable products also produce certain co-products that can be further processed into higher value basic chemical compounds. These compounds can in be further processed into end-use consumer products such as plastics, textiles, paints or pharmaceuticals.

 
Southeast Iowa Bio PDF 


Iowa ranks in top 5 of best states for millennials

There may not be much of anything glamorous about places like the Dakotas or Nebraska, but Richard Barrington, senior financial analyst for MoneyRates, urges young adults not to overlook the importance of economic factors.

An unemployment rate among young adults of just 5.8 percent is Iowa's greatest strength in this study, though it also does fairly well in most other categories. Two exceptions were a mediocre score for Internet connectivity, and a well below-average score for rental availability.

The worst state for millennials, Washington, scored below average on seven of the eight criteria for this study. Its downfalls include being the fourth-worst unemployment rate for young adults (14.2 percent) and the seventh-lowest rate of rental availability (4.9 percent), compared with 7.8 percent for the average state.

Visit Moneyrates to see the full rankings, analysis and methodology.



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