Oct 24, 2022

Iowa’s West Coast Initiative and Downtown Partners are excited to announce that Small Business Marketplace is back again this year in Downtown Sioux City, Iowa. The event is designed to promote downtown businesses and invite other local businesses to set up shop for the holiday season. The marketplace will be held at Bluebird Flats this year and take place each Saturday throughout the holiday season.

Oct 24, 2022

In an effort to enhance existing downtown spaces, Downtown Partners has created a Downtown Sioux City Storefront Grant program. Eligible projects must be located within the boundaries of the Downtown Partners SSMID and funds are strictly for use towards storefront improvements and/or start-up business space needs.

A “storefront” is described as: the facade of a store; a room(s) of a commercial building, typically used as a store. Several storefronts could make up one building parcel.

Mar 1, 2022

The Sioux City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) retained the nation’s top spot for economic development for populations under 200,000 according to results released by Site Selection magazine in their 2021 annual rankings.

Jan 7, 2022

Cold-Link Logistics, a Miami, Florida-based cold storage warehousing firm, has committed to purchase 40 acres of the City’s 27 Flags industrial site to construct a multi-phased cold storage facility to serve the growing food processing industry in the Sioux City region.  The first phase of the project represents a capital investment of nearly $60 Million and will be the first industrial development on the site, creating 60 new jobs.  The initial phase will include 185,000 square feet of cold storage warehousing space, approximately 20,000 pallet positions and blast freezing plus t

Nov 12, 2021

A series of events relating to innovation and entrepreneurship will take place as part of Launch Week, November 17th-19th. Launch Week aims to inspire and promote collaboration among entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals throughout northwest Iowa by providing workshops, business presentations and networking opportunities.

Sep 3, 2021

The economic development organizations in northwest Iowa are teaming up to offer $10,000 in prize money for The BIG Challenge grant competition. The BIG Challenge encourages entrepreneurs to Build, Innovate, and Grow their business in northwest Iowa. The contest gives entrepreneurs and small business owners the opportunity to submit their dreams to start or expand a business, then encourage friends, family, and customers to vote for them online.

May 24, 2021

(Lenexa, Kan., May 21, 2021) - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected the City of Sioux City, Iowa to receive $300,000 in EPA Brownfields funding through the Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) Grant Program. During the press event at City Hall, Acting EPA Region 7 Administrator Edward H. Chu presented a novelty big check to Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott.

Apr 8, 2021

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1 million grant from the Public Works Economic Adjustment Assistance Program to the City of Sioux City. The grant will assist with the construction of a new $7 million aviation facility on City-owned land at Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field.

Mar 1, 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which adversely affected global, national, and local economic activity, the Sioux City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has retained the top spot for populations under 200,000 in Site Selection magazine’s annual economic development rankings.

After finishing third in 2018 and first in 2019, the Siouxland tri-state MSA held on to the top spot in its population category for January through December 2020 according to results released by Site Selection located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.

Jan 14, 2021
The City of Sioux City saw record breaking residential housing construction in 2020. A total of 521 housing units were built, the highest number in the past 15 years. The previous high was 363 units in 2019. The following table shows the number of housing units constructed from 2005 to 2020.