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Lee County's Economic Development Future Improving

Montrose, IA – Lee County has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, but the rate appears to be going down when compared to previous year. Economic Development Director Lowell Junkins says Lee County has turned the corner after losing thousands of industrial jobs over the last few decades. He says that over the last year, more jobs have been created in Lee County than have been lost, even when anticipated closures of Sheaffer Pen and Metso Minerals are factored in.