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Published Friday, January 30, 2015
January 30, 2015 - A $1.9 billion fertilizer plant in southeast Iowa is scheduled to start production later this year.
Iowa Fertilizer Co., which is constructing the plant, said the plant is on track for mechanical completion by August in a project update released this week. Operations are expected to start during the last three months of the year. ... more»
Published Tuesday, December 2, 2014
December 1, 2014 - Donation will help students gain sought-after skills to fill the growing need for highly trained manufacturing workers. Cimatron, a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM software solutions for toolmaking and manufacturing, is donating software valued over $1.7 million to Southeastern Community College (SCC) in Iowa. The CimatronE... more»
Published Monday, November 24, 2014
November 18, 2014 - At Lee County EDG's 4th and final Talent for Today & Tomorrow Breakfast Series event, we announced 2015 will be the year of action. After listening to stakeholders' concerns, compiling industries', educators', and stakeholders' suggestions we have developed an overarching program that will help move Lee County forward. This program... more»
Published Monday, November 24, 2014
November 21, 2014 - VAMA Inc. received an award of $200,000 from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board of Directors under the Targeted Jobs Withholding Tax Credit Program. VAMA is a new biotech company conceived and operated by the company's chief scientist Krishna Prasad Sudhir Nair. VAMA will be leasing a building from KSB Bank in... more»
Published Thursday, October 23, 2014
October 22, 2014 - The Connecting Business and Education Committee hosted their first Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair Wednesday, October 22nd at Southeastern Community College’s West Burlington Campus. The committee, comprised of members from Lee County EDG, Greater Burlington Partnership, Mt. Pleasant Chamber Alliance, Great Prairie Area Education... more»
Published Monday, September 15, 2014
Sept. 15, 2014 - Over 150 industry and community leaders attended the 2nd Annual Salute to Industry Summit on Monday evening. Keynote speaker Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, said as it stands now, Iowa is working. “I want the people to know that we have a plan in place in Iowa,” Durham said. “It is... more»
Published Thursday, August 14, 2014
Lee County EDG officially introduced its 5-year strategic plan and campaign during the much-anticipated public kick-off event today over breakfast. The Lee County EDG established a capital campaign goal of $1,100,000 covering the next five years, to implement an aggressive public/private economic development initiative in Lee County. Campaign Co-Chairs... more»
Published Thursday, July 10, 2014
The recent Employer Workforce Survey conducted by LeeCountyEDG provides valuable insight into workforce challenges facing Lee County businesses and industries as they seek to fill job openings created by expansion of their operations and/or the retirement of many of their long-term skilled employees. The increasing number of highly skilled baby boomers... more»