Lee County News

LCEDG loses $10K in latest county budget cuts

February 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – Economic Development efforts in the county suffered another paper cut Thursday when Lee County Supervisors nicked the budget of the Lee County Economic Development Group by $10,000. Supervisors [Read More…]

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Steil out as CEO of LCEDG in restructure

October 17, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR KEOKUK – A restructuring at Lee County Economic Development group has resulted in the elimination of CEO Joe Steil’s position effective immediately. The group issued a statement Thursday afternoon indicating [Read More…]

Fort Madison News

City foregoes final payment to LCEDG

October 16, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Lee County Economic Development Group will be going without a contribution from the City of Fort Madison this year. At Tuesday’s regular city council meeting, the [Read More…]

Lee County News

LCEDG looking for $1.6M through 2023

September 18, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Lee County Economic Development Group tore the seam off the group’s next five-year fundraising campaign with a goal of $1.6 million Tuesday morning. LCEDG officials spoke [Read More…]

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LCEDG’s Fraise to speak at Future Ready summit

September 12, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR KEOKUK – A local economic development official will be a speaker at an upcoming Future Ready Iowa summit in Burlington. The Future Ready program is a statewide workforce initiative created [Read More…]

Fort Madison News

City Council tables LCEDG contribution discussions

August 22, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A discrepancy in interpretation of the City of Fort Madison’s commitment to the county’s economic development efforts resulted in a vibrant discussion between city officials and representatives [Read More…]

Fort Madison News

Fraise appointed to Governor’s task force

August 16, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

KEOKUK – Dennis Fraise, COO of the Lee County Economic Development Group, was appointed Thursday to one of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Empower Rural Iowa task forces. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced members on the three task [Read More…]

Business

LCEDG’s Fraise earns economic designation

February 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – Lee County EDG Chief Operating Officer Dennis Fraise has earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and [Read More…]

Lee County News

LCEDG tells supervisors workforce is biggest priority

December 12, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – With Lee County’s current unemployment rate at 4.1, county economic officials still say the area’s workforce, or lack thereof, is still a major challenge to employers. The Lee [Read More…]

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LCEDG’s Fraise graduates from institute

July 24, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – Lee County Economic Development Group Chief Operating Officer Dennis Fraise has graduated from a nationally recognized economic development institute. Fraise, who’s been with the LCEDG for four years, has graduated from the [Read More…]