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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»

8th Grade Students Explore Southeast Iowa Careers

Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Career Exploration Day takes over Community College Over 360 students from Fort Madison, Keokuk, Central Lee, Holy Trinity and Keokuk Christian attended the 8th Grade Career Exploration Day hosted by Lee County EDG, the Burlington Partnership and Southeastern Community College today. The students were divided into groups and were able to explore 6... more»

Cryotech Deicing Technology Achieves Milestones

Published Thursday, February 16, 2017
Increasing Safety and Environmental Protection Located in Lee County, Cryotech Deicing Technology, is a world leader in aircraft, runway and commercial deicing technology. Cryotech manufacturers and markets environmentally friendly, low corrosion acetate based commercial and runway deicers. In addition to commercial and runway applications, Cryotech is a... more»

DuPont Celebrates 80 Years in Lee County

Published Friday, February 10, 2017
The Fort Madison DuPont plant is celebrating 80 years of being in Lee County and has evolved with the market multiple times. One thing that remains constant is their commitment to safety, celebrating 3 years of no recordable safety incidences in September, quality, the environment, the community and their employees. The Fort Madison DuPont plant is the... more»

Lee County Recognized for Renewable Energy Investment

Published Friday, December 30, 2016
2016 Best Development Awards Five independent jurors from across the state selected projects that implement the efficient use of resources to develop sustainable communities that provide a high quality of life. Two of the nine winners for 2016 are in Lee County. Steffenmeier Welding & Manfuacturing won in the Renewable Energy category for their... more»
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