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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, 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

National Manufacturing Day Comes to Lee County

Published Friday, October 7, 2016
Lee County EDG hosted National Manufacturing Day where high school students had the opportunity to tour five Lee County manufacturers to gain an understanding of the careers available in Lee County. It is a chance for students to see the diverse career options that are innovative, impactful and durable. Lee County students spent the day touring Axalta... more»

Fort Madison Hospital Named Top Workplace

Published Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Fort Madison Community Hospital has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by the Des Moines Register. This is the fifth straight year that FMCH has received this recognition. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Workplace Dynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in... more»

New 12 Plus course takes students through hiring process

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
12 Plus students learn "Putting Yourself on Paper" Southeastern Community College Iowa Works instructor Courtney Wehrle, hands out materials for “Putting Yourself on Paper” to 18 students Monday in the 12 Plus course at Fort Madison High School. The activity focused on the importance of proper résumés. What was offered to adults... more»

Lee County EDG Announces Grow Lee with Lt. Gov. Reynolds

Published Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Lee County, IA, August 9, 2016 – Lee County EDG announced today they will be expanding their Grow Lee program. Grow Lee has been a collaborative effort, spearheaded and facilitated by Lee County EDG featuring 10 specific workforce initiatives. The goal of the program is to ensure an adequate workforce that is trained and motivated to meet the current... more»

Donnellson Receives Governorís Excellence Award

Published Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Water Quality Initiatives Get Recognized by State Donnellson has a population of just over 900 residence and is up for the award because of their recent water quality initiatives. Melanie Carlson project manager at French-Reneker, an engineering firm in Fairfield, says that the firm worked with the city to undertake and complete several water quality... more»

Mills Group Brings Jobs to Keokuk

Published Friday, July 22, 2016
Keokuk Mills to reopen steel casting foundry Keokuk Mills, LLC, is a company recently formed to reopen the Keokuk Steel Manufacturing Company, which was closed in March 2016 by its parent company. The new organization proposes to restart operations of the steel casting foundry that produces castings for manufacturers in the agricultural, construction and... more»

Economic Development Groups Sign Agreement

Published Monday, May 9, 2016
Paving the way for higher level of collaboration The economic development leaders from Keokuk Economic Development Corporation, Fort Madison Economic Development Corporation, Lee County Economic Development Group, Mount Pleasant Area Development Commission and Grow Greater Burlington, the economic development division of the Greater Burlington Partnership,... more»

Lee County EDG Receives State Award

Published Thursday, April 28, 2016
Business Retention and Expansion Efforts Recognized Lee County, IA, April 28, 2016– The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) honored economic development organizations during the SMART Economic Development Conference held in Des Moines on April 28. Lee County EDG received the award for Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) Overall Program for... more»
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