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Sep 20, 2019

More than 125 economic development professionals and community leaders will be in Sioux City next week attending the 2019 Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) fall conference. Held at the Sioux City Convention Center September 23-25, attendees will have an opportunity to network with colleagues from across the state. The 2019 theme, “The Changing Nature of Iowa”, will address talent attraction, placemaking, immigration, housing, advocacy and more. An update with Iowa Economic Development Authority Director and Sioux City native Debi Durham is also planned.

Sep 10, 2019

The economic development organizations in northwest Iowa are teaming up for the fifth consecutive year to offer the Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest in our region. The Dream Big Grow Here contest is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to fulfill their dreams of self-employment or to expand 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.

Aug 27, 2019

Iowa Better Tucking Bureau is the latest recipient of the Pride of Sioux City: Beautification Award from the Sioux City Economic Development Department. This award is presented to Sioux City employers who show pride in the appearance of their business property. Mayor Bob Scott presented Iowa Better Tucking Bureau with the award and commendation at the August 26th City Council meeting.

Jul 25, 2019

America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) is pleased to announce that lienwaivers.io of Sioux City, is the winner of the SBDC’s statewide July Business of the Month Award.

lienwaivers.io is a platform to manage construction payments, and was formed in January 2016 after the founders connected at a Sioux City business networking event. The founders worked in different industries, and came together to build a comprehensive technology solution to the lien waiver and payment process for construction projects.

Jul 23, 2019

The Siouxland Expo Center, a dynamic new multi-purpose venue in Sioux City, broke ground on a new 104,000-square foot building today. Those in attendance included Mayor Pro Tem Dan Moore, Siouxland Expo Center Board Chair Dirk Lohry and Woodbury County Board of Supervisors Chair Keith Radig.

May 10, 2019

The Sioux City Economic Development Department wants to encourage and highlight Sioux City employers who show pride in the appearance of their business property by awarding selected businesses the Pride of Sioux City: Business Beautification Award.

A committee comprised of local business professionals and city staff will select Sioux City companies from a list of nominations to receive the Pride of Sioux City award. The recognition will be presented at the City Council meeting.

Apr 1, 2019

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced today that that the 27 Flags site in the Southbridge Business Park in Sioux City is the latest to achieve certification through the Iowa Certified Site Program. This site is the 25th in the state to be designated as project-ready for industrial development.

Mar 13, 2019

The Siouxland Expo Center, a dynamic new multi-purpose venue in Sioux City, took a major step forward with the City Council adopting plans and specifications for the building at its regular meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019. The building will be owned by the non-profit Siouxland Expo Center. The City of Sioux City is conducting the bidding process for the construction of the estimated $12.7 million building. Bids will be received on April 9, 2019, with construction of the project anticipated to be complete by June 1, 2020.

Mar 13, 2019

Woodbury County officials announced their success in becoming the first county in Iowa to achieve the ACT Work Ready Communities certification on Friday, January 25th. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Director of Iowa Workforce Development, Beth Townsend, and ACT officials participated in the announcement. 

Jan 25, 2019

America’s SBDC Iowa, Woodbury County Economic Development, and Sioux City Economic development are pleased to announce that lienwaivers.io has been selected as the WITCC SBDC’s Business of the Quarter for 4th Quarter 2018 for Woodbury County.

Todd Rausch, regional director of the WITCC SBDC, Sioux City says, “I am so excited for Geoff, Luis, and Sean and how quickly their business is growing. They are dedicated to the success of their business and community. They truly know what it takes to run and grow a successful small business.”

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