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Keokuk Health Systems and UnityPoint Health Announce Formal Affiliation

Published Thursday, December 15, 2016
Keokuk Health Systems (KHS) and UnityPoint Health announced today, Dec. 15, that they have finalized an affiliation agreement between the organizations. Leaders from both organizations, Quincy Medical Group along with Governor Terry Branstad toured part of Keokuk Area Hospital before making the official announcement to hospital staff and board, government... more»

Local Economic Development Groups Working Together

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Southeast Iowa Participates in Competitive Conference Economic Development leaders from Southeast Iowa traveled to Chicago this week to participate in the Mid America Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum hosted by the Mid America Economic Development Council (MAEDC). Representatives from Lee, Des Moines, and Henry Counties as well as Southeast... more»

First Employee Ready Class Graduates

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Developing Skills in High School After Lee County EDG’s first Manufacturing 101 class graduated, we were asked what’s next? Next was going to the high school level and reaching students before they graduate, with 12 Plus, allowing them to see career opportunities in the area and what it takes not only to get a quality job but keep it as well. ... more»

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»

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»
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