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LCEDG hits $1.4 million in capital campaign

March 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Lee County Economic Development Group fed about 20 people breakfast Wednesday morning and updated them on how a recent fundraising campaign had shaken out. Dennis Fraise, [Read More…]

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Students get glances at possible careers

March 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR WEST BURLINGTON – Holy Trinity eight graders were part of a Lee County career exploration day at SCC on Wednesday morning. As part of a three-day Career Exploration sponsored by Greater [Read More…]

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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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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…]

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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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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…]

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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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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…]

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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…]

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Scott’s get IEDA grant to expand FM operations

May 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – It was announced Friday that the Iowa Economic Development Authority has awarded Scotts Miracle Gro $91,612 in direct financial assistance and tax benefits for the company’s upcoming $2.6 million [Read More…]

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Housing study points to need for incentives, senior housing

April 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR KEOKUK – A countywide housing study has given local economic and housing development groups plenty to think about in the near future. The Lee County Economic Development Group, in conjunction [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…]

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LCEDG’s STEMfest attracts more than 1,700

February 11, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY AVA PEITZ PCC INTERN WEST BURLINGTON – On February 10th, SCC in West Burlington was bustling with activities. STEMFest takes science, technology, engineering, and math and makes them fun! This year’s festival was the [Read More…]

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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…]

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STEMFest returns to SCC in West Burlington

January 8, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON  – The fifth annual Southeast Iowa Regional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Festival (STEMFest) will take place at SCC’s West Burlington campus on Saturday, February 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The event [Read More…]

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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…]

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Lee County group hears pitch from anti-poverty group

December 7, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 1

CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – About 80 Lee County economic and business representatives were introduced to a program aimed at knocking down hurdles that prop up generational poverty. Vern Reed, an at-risk counselor [Read More…]

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Lee County workforce officials want to tackle poverty

November 14, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – An international program aimed at solving generational poverty may be coming to Lee County. The project, called Bridges Out of Poverty, looks at the specific issues facing [Read More…]

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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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Concannon Industrial tech scholarship deadline Oct. 1

September 18, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF WEST BURLINGTON – The SCC Foundation is seeking applications for one of its newest scholarships, the James Concannon Industrial Maintenance Scholarship. This $1000 scholarship is open to students enrolled or intending to [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…]

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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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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