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Lee County Bridges Out of Poverty Class
Anyone wanting to register for classes or to volunteer may email Shayla Blackburn at email@example.com, or call 319-371-7465. We will need: name, phone number, and email or physical address.
Class participants are chosen via an interview and class size is limited.
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Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Community and business leaders, economic development groups, elected officials and students from Southeast Iowa visited the capital to talk to legislators about the priorities for the region.
Over 100 individuals, including 26 students from 13 high schools, discussed state issues with the Iowa Chamber Alliance, heard an update from the Iowa DOT Director Mark Lowe and furthered the conversation with Debi Durham regarding workforce, the expansions of current industry and the attraction of new businesses to SE Iowa.
Published Thursday, February 14, 2019
Students from Lee and Des Moines County, as well as students from Warsaw and Clark County attended Southeastern Community College's Industrial Technology Day at the Keokuk Campus.
ConAgra, Sligan Containers, Griffin Wheel and Iowa Fertilizer spoke to current and future students about job expectations and how what they are learning at the SCC Keokuk campus applies to their facilities.
Published Thursday, February 7, 2019
Lee County EDG has achieved great successes in their workforce development program Grow Lee. The program has has 558 students participate in Lego Robotics, over 400 8th graders explore local careers and graduated their 3rd 12 Plus high school employability class.
Our goal is to go bigger and faster, putting more Lee County and SE Iowa residents in good paying jobs and developing a pipeline for our employers to grow.
Published Friday, December 21, 2018
12 Plus Employability Class Graduates
12 Plus is an employability class for high school students designed by local industry and focuses on what individuals entering the workforce need to know to get and keep a quality career in the area. Through this program, the students have learned skills such as presentation skills, money management, basic safety,... more»
Published Thursday, October 25, 2018
Connecting Students with Careers
The Governor’s STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council awarded Keokuk Community Schools for their STEM BEST (Business Engaging Students and Teachers) project. This makes the 2nd STEM BEST awardee for Lee County, with Fort Madison receiving this award in 2016, and only one in 50 across... more»
Published Friday, October 19, 2018
The American Planning Association, Iowa Chapter, granted the 2018 Daniel Burnham Award for best comprehensive plan in Iowa to the Keokuk Comprehensive Plan. In April 2016, the City of Keokuk decided that it needed to update its Comprehensive Plan. The last Comprehensive Plan was done in 1999. A ‘Vision Plan’ was developed in 2007 which is not... more»
Published Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Lee County, Iowa – September 18, 2018: The Lee County Economic Development Group established a capital campaign goal of $1,300,000 - $1,600,000 covering the next five years, to implement an aggressive public/private economic development initiative in Lee County. Lee County EDG officially introduced its five-year strategic plan and campaign during the... more»
Published Thursday, August 16, 2018
Connecting Rural Iowa
Lee County, IA, August 16, 2018 - Gov. Kim Reynolds announced members on the three Governor's Empower Rural Iowa Initiative task forces on Thursday. Including Lee County EDG's COO Dennis Fraise to the Connecting Rural Iowa Task Force. Iowans had two weeks to apply, and in that time, the Governor's Office received nearly 180... more»