Our People are World Class
Iowans are known for their outstanding work ethic and educated workforce.  Lee County workers are highly motivated, hardworking, and willing to learn.

Our Manufacurers are World Class
Lee County's existing industries, manufacturers, and businesses distribute products to the world.

Our River Ships to the World
Lee County, Iowa is located on the Mississippi River- the country’s most important waterway for shipping commodities worldwide. 

Our Quality of Life May Surprise You
Established in 1836, Lee County still maintains small-town charm and history, but has become a center of industry, retail and tourism in Iowa.

Our Products Power the World
Siemens in Fort Madison, IA has been chosen to build the blades in 448 wind turbines, part of the world’s largest onshore wind power order from Mid American Energy. 

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Welcome to Lee County, Iowa
Located in the heart of America in the southeastern portion of Iowa, Lee County not only embodies Midwestern charm, but is home to a multitude of Fortune 500 and international companies that are continuously growing. Located along the Mississippi River and centered between Interstates 80, 35, 55 and 70, Lee County offers its businesses excellent market access and more than 180,000 skilled, educated and highly qualified workers. All of this in an excellent, pro-business environment.

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair
    October 22, 1014 - The Connecting Business and Education Committee hosted their first Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair Wednes...
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  • Monday, September 15, 2014
    Lee County EDG Hosts Salute to Industry
    Sept. 15, 2014 - Over 150 industry and community leaders attended the 2nd Annual Salute to Industry Summit on Monday evening. K...
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  • Thursday, August 14, 2014
    Lee County EDG Announces "Lee County 2018" Campaign
    A 5-year Strategic Plan to Grow Lee County
    Lee County EDG officially introduced its 5-year strategic plan and campaign during the much-anticipated public kick-off event t...
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  • Thursday, July 10, 2014
    Talent for Today & Tomorrow
    The recent Employer Workforce Survey conducted by LeeCountyEDG provides valuable insight into workforce challenges facing Lee C...
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  • Friday, June 20, 2014
    Gov. Branstad Visits Keokuk Hospital
    Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds visited the Keokuk Area Hospital to reenact the signing of the Apprentice...
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  • Sunday, May 04, 2014
    Mohrfeld Electric helps local school and community
    Michale Mohrfeld, owner of Mohrfeld Electric will be working with Fort Madison School District Superintendent Kenneth Marang to...
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  • Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Siemens Reaches 10,000 Blade Milestone
    Congratulations to Siemens for this great accomplishment!
    Employees at Siemens in Fort Madison shared a celebratory meal on Thursday, April 10, to mark the production milestone of 10,00...
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  • Thursday, March 20, 2014
    Loebsack Announces $1 Million Investment for Keokuk Small Business
    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced that Amjet Turbine Systems in Keokuk will receive a one million dollar grant from the Depar...
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  • Thursday, March 06, 2014
    Lee County EDG Hosts Regional Workforce Summit
    Lee County EDG hosted a comprehensive workforce conference to address the critical issues facing the employers in this reg...
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  • Thursday, February 20, 2014
    Iowa Fertilizer Company reaches 1,000 workers on site
    Estimated to have approximately 2,500 workers on site before it’s completion, Iowa Fertilizer Company is well on its way;...
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  • Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    Siemens Wins Another Turbine Order and Service Contract
    79 wind turbines in Texas
    The project in Carson County, Texas will be providing environmentally friendly power for nearly 56,000 American households. Thi...
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  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Governor Branstad Discusses Lee County in 2014 State Address
    Job growth was a major topic of Governor Terry Branstad's "Condition of the State" address today. 
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  • Friday, December 20, 2013
    New Site Helps Employers Hire Veterans
    "Through their service, veterans have already proven they share the values we hold dear as Iowans - hard work, leadership,...
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Major Employersview all

Pinnacle Foods Group
Pinnacle Foods Group is the leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Some of our leading bran...
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Roquette America
Roquette America is the leading producer of starch products, syrups, and polyols (sugar alcohols). Roquette transforms renewable resources, such as corn at the Keokuk plant, into an exten...
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Siemens Wind Energy
The Siemens Wind Energy Fort Madison plant produces highly efficient, solid and reliable wind turbines,...
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Keokuk Steel Castings
Keokuk Steel Castings is a division of Matrix Metals, provides foundry solutions in steel castings, machining and many other value added services. The Keokuk plant manufactures Carbo...
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Henniges Automotive
Henniges Automotive provides world class vehicle sealing solutions for the global automotive industry.  Keokuk is the mixing center for our North American operations. We have th...
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The Scotts Miracle-Gro liquids production facility in Fort Madison, IA is the company's 2nd largest production facility in the US. The facility produces over 210 variations of Ortho, ...
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Griffin Wheel
Griffin Wheel, a division of Amsted Rail, produces wheels for the railroad industry. The Keokuk plant is the only Griffin Wheel facility producing diesel wheels.
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Gregory Design & Manufacturing
Gregory Design & Manufacturing designs and Manufactures material handling equipment for Industry. Specializing in the storage and transport of product, Gregory’s engineering and...
Dupont, located in Fort Madison, Iowa, manufactures a diversified portfolio of products.  Most of the production is focused on inks for several different digital printing markets.&nb...
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Climax Molybdenum Co.
Climax Molybdenum Ft. Madison Conversion Facilities, Climax Molybdenum Co., a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, is the world's leading molybdenum producer and supplier.  Its Ft. Ma...
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Lee County Highlightsview all

Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair
October 22, 1014 - The Connecting Business and Education Committee hosted their first Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair Wednesday, October 22nd at Southeastern Community College’s ...
STEM Festival 2014
April 26, 2014 - Enthusiastic interaction and intense concentration were evident on most of the faces of those who attended the Southeast Iowa STEM Festival Saturday, April 26th on t...
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Regional Workforce Summit
March 6, 2014 - In conjunction with the sponsorship of other members of the Great River Region Partnership, Lee County EDG hosted a comprehensive workforce conference to address the criti...
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Pipeline Cleaners Celebrates 125 years
February 10, 2014 - Lee County EDG recognized Pipeline Cleaners for 125 years of excellence. Pipeline Cleaners, Inc. ...
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World’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbine Order
December 16, 2013 - Siemens Energy confirmed that the 1,050-megawatt (MW) wind turbine order it recently received from MidAmerican Energy Company is the largest onshore wind turbine order...
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Iowa fertilizer company invest $1.8 billion to build state-of-the-art production facility
November 19, 2012 - Orascom Corporation has begun construction on its new fertilizer plant in Wever, IA and is expected to...
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