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Mega-Site

Iowa Economic Development Authority

The Lee County Economic Development Group is trying to identify the county's top locations for large-scale economic development projects. The goal is for a "shovel-ready" location or two to possibly be included in the state's Certified Sites program.

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The sun beat down on the bright, white tent set up in front of the administrative building for the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAAP) in Middletown Tuesday afternoon. The soaring temperatures did not stop roughly 40 people from showing up to watch Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announce the 12th “Iowa Certified Site.”

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.

Lee County is trying to secure a designation from the state that could eventually lead to the establishment of new businesses and industries.