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LCEDG officials tell supervisors certified site is critical

October 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – In a regular update to the Lee County Board of Supervisors, county economic development officials told the board that today’s fast-moving economic development cycles mandate quick response and [Read More…]

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Apprentice ironworkers test skills at Keokuk competiion

June 8, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF KEOKUK – More than 90 apprentice ironworkers descended on Keokuk’s Kindustry Park on Thursday as part of an annual district apprenticeship competition. Apprentices from seven states came to Keokuk to compete in [Read More…]


Students get closer look at jobs during IT Day at SCC-Keokuk

February 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF   KEOKUK – Students from Lee and Des Moines counties, as well as students from Warsaw and Clark County attended Southeastern Community College’s Industrial Technology Day at the Keokuk Campus last week.   ConAgra, [Read More…]


High schoolers graduate from LCEDG industry program

December 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF DONNELLSON  -More than a dozen students graduated from the third annual Lee County Economic Development Leadership class on Friday at a ceremony at Central Lee High School 12 Plus is an employability class [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…]

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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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City’s help to LCEDG up for Tuesday debate

August 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Lee County economic development officials will know Tuesday night what direction the city is going with regard to annual contributions to their efforts. At Tuesday’s regular city [Read More…]

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Local eighth graders get a future career look

March 15, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR WEST BURLINGTON – More than 300 Lee County and Danville students invaded the southeast portion of Southeastern Community College on Wednesday to hear about career paths as they get ready [Read More…]


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…]


LCEDG graduates 12 from 12-Plus program

December 21, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF DONNELLSON – Twelve students that took part in the Lee County Economic Development Group’s 12-Plus program were honored Wednesday morning as part of graduation ceremonies for the program at Central Lee High [Read More…]

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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…]


LCEDG earns international human capital award

September 20, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF KEOKUK –  The Lee County Economic Development Group won a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for Grow Lee, a project in the category of Human Capital of the International Economic Development [Read More…]

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LCEDG receives state award for 2nd straight year

May 4, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF LEE COUNTY – 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 [Read More…]

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Governor helps IFC celebrate full production

April 19, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to correct information regarding a quote from Joe Steil. Steil said that the Fort Madison Economic Development group. owns land in the Siemens/Pinnacle area and not the Lee [Read More…]


Lee County EDG holds career exploration day

March 15, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – More than 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 [Read More…]

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Lee County Board of Supervisors – 01.20.17 Meeting Notice

January 14, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

NOTICE DATE: Friday, January 20, 2017 CONVENING TIME: 9:00 a.m. LOCATION: Correctional Center, 2530 255th Street, Montrose, IA  52639 Meeting of the Lee County Board of Supervisors with Lee County Economic Development Group


Deep wind chills cause little problems for IFC site.

December 28, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

          BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR WEVER – On the heels of the announcement Monday indicating the Iowa Fertilizer Company’s Wever, Iowa facility is 98% complete, the company’s president said Wednesday [Read More…]


LCEDG officials use Chicago trip to enhance tri-county agreement

December 12, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR A reciprocal agreement signed earlier this year coordinating economic development efforts of southeast Iowa counties got a boost this past weekend as part of a Chicago strategy session. Representatives of [Read More…]

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LCEDG head reacts to Branstad appointment

December 8, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Updated to include State Rep. Jerry Kearns BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – Editor FORT MADISON – Lee County’s top economic development official said he’s excited about the future of the county, Iowa and the country as [Read More…]