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Conagra Brands Invests $32 million and adds 91 new jobs

Published Friday, January 17, 2020

The Lee County Conagra Brands facility announced today that they are expanding their facilities, investing $31,900,000 and adding approximately 91 jobs. The Lee County facility currently employs approximately 450 individuals.

 To help facilitate this expansion and creation of jobs, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board has awarded Conagra $1.2 million over five years as part of the High Quality Jobs tax credit program. In order to qualify for this program, the jobs must pay a minimum of $17.09 per hour at the beginning of the project and at least $20.51 once the project is completed. 

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12 Plus Employability Class Graduates Another 12 Lee County Students

Published Friday, December 20, 2019

12 Plus is an employability class for high school juniors and seniors designed by local industry to explore career fields in the area. They learn skills to prepare for future careers, get introduced to local industry leaders, and solve real-world problems.

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Students Explore Careers in Healthcare, Auto, and Manufacturing

Published Tuesday, November 19, 2019

One of Lee County EDG's goals is to help Lee County, and SE Iowa, students get hands on career exploration while still in high school. This month we have partnered with Southeastern Community College and The Link to help provide a variety of experiences for students to explore career paths they're interested in.

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Lee County EDG Wins Gold for Website Development

Published Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Lee County Economic Development Group won a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for Lee County EDG Website Development in the 25,000 – 200,000 population category, from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

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Lee County EDG Hosts Annual Salute to Industry

Published Friday, October 11, 2019

Lt. Governor Adam Gregg discussed a variety of topics at Lee County EDG's Annual Salute to Industry. Touching on topics important to rural Iowa, such as broadband connectivity and the next generation of work.

 Lt. Gov. Gregg also discussed the importance of manufacturing to Lee County and how it impacts the state. "Lee County consists of about 1% of the state population, however it makes up over 2% of our state's manufacturing," commented Gregg. "It's clear Lee County contributes well above your weight class."

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Fraise Named as "Top 50 Economic Developers" by Consultant Connect

Published Monday, September 16, 2019

Lee County EDG's President and CEO named as one of North America's Top 50 Economic Developers for 2019 by Consultant Connect. 

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Lee County Future Ready Iowa Employer Summit Shares Best Practices

Published Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Employers, educators and service providers gathered at Cryotech Deicing Technology in Fort Madison to discuss what they are doing to be proactive in the national workforce shortage.

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Southeastern Community College Updates new Health and Science Labs

Published Monday, September 9, 2019

Southeastern Community College held an open house for their new Health and Science labs on their Keokuk Campus Monday, September 9th..  

The $800,000 makeover of Emeritus Hall and Bowles Hall includes updated science labs and patient simulation lab, and new classroom amenities. Attendees will also notice that Bowles Hall got a facelift of sorts. A service entrance was replaced with green space and parts of the exterior now feature a red metal cladding with a prominent SCC.

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