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Mar 20, 2015

City staff submitted an application to the Iowa Reinvestment District Program last week requesting funding for the Sioux City Reinvestment District. The Reinvestment program, administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), allows communities to establish zones of up to 25 acres where future hotel/motel and sales tax revenue can be used to assist with new development in that area. The Sioux City Reinvestment District encompasses a 1.5 mile highly visible corridor between the Yards I-29 Business Park and Historic 4th Street in downtown.

Jan 9, 2015

The economic development organizations in northwest Iowa are teaming up to bring the statewide Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest to our region for the first time. The Dream Big Grow Here contest is an opportunity for Iowans to fulfill their dreams of self-employment or expansion of their current business. The contest allows entrepreneurs the chance to submit their dreams to start or expand a business, then encourage friends, family, and customers to vote for them online.

Oct 17, 2014

TrinityRail Maintenance Services, Inc. (“TrinityRail”), a railcar service provider offering an array of services to the industrial, energy, transportation and construction sectors, will establish a new operating facility in the Southbridge Business Park in Sioux City, Iowa. TrinityRail has selected a 120-acre site for their expansion that will bring 250 new competitive-wage jobs and a $30 million capital investment to the community. Construction of the new facility is projected to begin this fall with completion scheduled for summer 2015.

Oct 7, 2014

The University of Northern Iowa’s Business & Community Services (BCS) will collaborate with regional economic development groups in Iowa’s Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury counties to launch a new initiative to support and encourage entrepreneurship and start-up businesses. The Regional Entrepreneurship Project is provided through a grant to UNI as part of the US Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center Program.

Sep 29, 2014

The City of Sioux City has partnered with Iowa Workforce Development (IowaWORKS), Siouxland Chamber of Commerce and The Siouxland Initiative to attract veterans to our community through the state’s Home Base Iowa initiative.

Sep 23, 2014

The City of Sioux City has been awarded an additional $631,102 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to assist with rail improvements in Southbridge Business Park. The City was awarded $551,459 by the EDA in 2013 for this project.  The additional funding will be used for the construction of an industrial lead track and “drop & pull” yard. 

Sep 23, 2014

Today Rick Bertrand President of AlleyCat Holdings LLC announced the planned construction of a new Townhome Development located at 14th and Martha St. on Sioux City’s Northeast side. 

The new project named “Robert’s Addition” will be located 4 blocked east of Bertrand’s current townhome development “Grant’s Addition” which is currently adjacent to the new Unity Elementary school and in its final phase 3 of construction. 

Sep 11, 2014

The City of Sioux City has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the US Department of Transportation to assist with transportation improvements in Hoeven Valley. The funds have been awarded from the highly competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program.

Aug 28, 2014

A week of events relating to innovation and entrepreneurship will take place in Sioux City as part of the 2nd annual Launch Week, September 5th – 12th. With speakers, startup presentations and plenty of networking, Launch Week aims to inspire, motivate, and promote collaboration among professionals.

Mar 3, 2014
For the second consecutive year (2012 and 2013), the Siouxland metropolitan region ranks first in the nation for economic development, according to results announced today by Site Selection magazine.

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