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Lee County EDG Annual Meeting

   Thursday, August 22nd from 11:00 - 12:30

   Meyers Courtyard, Keokuk

   With keynote speaker Governor Kim Reynolds. 

   Get an update on Lee County EDG's progress, plus hear from the governor about the state's initiatives and how they affect Lee County. 

 Register to attend here

 


Lee County Bridges Out of Poverty Class

Anyone wanting to register for classes or to volunteer may email Shayla Blackburn at sblackburn@younghouse.org, 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.

 


  

Electrical Endorsement and Mechanical Endorsement Tracks Available 


 

Students interested in registering should talk to their school councilor! Class starts August 26th

Are you a community leader or business wanting to be involved? Click here or contact Dana Millard at dmillard@leecountyedg.com



Iowa DOT Talks with Lee County Industries

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Iowa DOT Office Director Craig Markley visited with Lee County industries to discuss the future of Iowa’s freight initiatives and Freight Optimization Model. Markley reviewed how having a safe, efficient, and reliable freight transportation network is essential for the future economic health of the state. Freight Optimization can help the state... more»

Lee County EDG Receives International Award

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Grow Lee Brings Home Gold Lee County, IA, September 20, 2017– The Lee County Economic Development Group won a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for Grow Lee, a project in the category of Human Capital of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19, during the... more»

Cryotech Focuses on Environment for 25th Anniversary

Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Throughout 2017, Cryotech has been celebrating a quarter century in business with ‘Quarters of Giving’ campaign. Each quarter has been focused on a different theme - Community, Monetary, Environment, and People. April marked the beginning of Cryotech’s Environmental quarter. During this time, Cryotech employees focused on the environment... more»

Grow Lee Lego Robotics Program Going Strong

Published Friday, June 2, 2017
Developing Skills at a Early Age Lee County EDG launched it’s first Lego Robotics program in February 2015 with locations at Lee County’s libraries including Donnellson, West Point, Fort Madison and Keokuk. The initial summer program reached 65 students and had 8 Lee County companies participating as volunteers. Since the initial launch, the... more»

Lee County EDG Receives State BRE Award

Published Thursday, May 4, 2017
2nd Consecutive Year The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) honored economic development organizations during the SMART Economic Development Conference held in Des Moines on May 4th. Lee County EDG received the award for Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) Overall Program for 2017 for their Grow Lee 2.0 program. The award recognizes the... more»

Iowa Fertilizer Company Announces Official Start of Prodcution

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Branstad and Reynolds Help Celebrate Historic Opening and $3M investment in Lee County Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo) and its parent company, OCI N.V. (Euronext: OCI), announced the official start of production at its plant in Wever in southeast Iowa. Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, the Lee County Board of Supervisors and others joined OCI in... more»

Lee County EDG Breaks World Record

Published Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Lee County EDG announces Lee County is in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Most people planting flower bulbs simultaneously” with 1,463 people planting about 8,000 flower bulbs in 28 minutes. Lee County broke the standing 850 people record held by a group from the United Kingdom on October 18, 2016, however received final confirmation... more»

Siemens Celebrates Multiple Milestones

Published Friday, March 24, 2017
It’s been busy month and a time for celebration in the Siemens Fort Madison blade facility. On March 23, employees gathered throughout the day to mark their 15,000th blade milestone, celebrate ten years of production at the facility and the recent production startup of the 59 meter blade. This is the fifth blade type produced in the Fort Madison. A... more»
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