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Iowa Fertilizer Company's new production plant in northern Lee County remains a hub of activity with roughly 2,400 hundred workers on-site, but that activity revolves around construction, not production. The head of the company said the focus of the activity should change in a matter of months.

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Steve Bisenius admitted early on in his presentation to the Keokuk City Council that he would not be able to get into specifics about the businesses that are showing an interest in the city. But the head of the Lee County Economic Development Group (LCEDG) said they are out there and there is a lot of activity going on behind-the-scenes.

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The Lee County Economic Development Group (LCEDG) declared 2015 as a year of action, be it by trying to retain existing jobs and businesses or recruiting new ones. The organization will also spend the rest of the year offering a workforce training opportunity in the form of Manufacturing 101.

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The Iowa Economic Development Authority is lending its support to a new business in Keokuk.

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The Lee County Economic Development Group sees 2015 as a critical year when it comes to shaping its future.

The Lee County Economic Development Group has already reached its goal for a capital campaign that it made public Thursday morning.

Lee County Economic Development Group

The Lee County Economic Development Group is preparing for the future with some help from local businesses.

Lee County Economic Development Group

A new survey of Lee County businesses and industries identifies several factors that could be preventing them from filling key positions.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is still not ready to make a decision on a hefty contribution for an economic development project.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors will wait until next week to decide whether to make a hefty contribution to an economic development project.

Lee County is being asked to help fund a "mega"-economic development effort in the northern part of the county.

Iowa Fertilizer Company’s new production plant in northern Lee County could have an even larger impact on the local housing market than first anticipated.

Private investors could be the key to a potential industry getting started in Lee County.