May 11, 2015

The City of Sioux City Economic Development Department has been recognized for efforts to retain a local company that is in the final stages of completing a major expansion. Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) presented Sioux City with the PDI Business Retention and Expansion Award for efforts in 2014 with the Bomgaars Supply, Inc. expansion project. Governor Terry Branstad and Lt.

May 8, 2015

The Sioux City Economic Development Department has created a new initiative to encourage and highlight Sioux City employers who show pride in the appearance of their business property. The new award name developed for this award is: Pride of Sioux City: Business Beautification Award.

May 8, 2015

The Innovation Market is a social think-tank designed to grow local ideas while forming connections between like-minded leaders of every age. The event is about taking ideas, however big or small, and growing them into action.

May 4, 2015

More than 50 people gathered on the evening of April 29th to attend the Iowa West Coast Dream Big Grow Here regional pitch off event to determine the recipient of a $5,000 business grant and to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship in the Siouxland region.  Organizers are pleased to announce Jackson Street Brewing in Sioux City as the grant recipient to expand their startup brewery operation.

Apr 22, 2015

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced Sioux City has met the criteria to become designated as a Home Base Iowa Community. Today he also announced Western Iowa Tech Community College has been designated as a Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partners (CHAMP).  A formal announcement and press conference will be held today in Sioux City at the Orpheum Theatre at 4:45 p.m.

Apr 20, 2015

More than one hundred entrepreneurs submitted their dream to start or expand a business in the statewide Dream Big Grow Here grant contest earlier this year, including twenty-one entrepreneurs from northwest Iowa. On Wednesday, April 29th the top five vote getters in northwest Iowa will present their idea to an audience and judges in a pitch-off event for a chance to win $5,000. The five finalists are:

Apr 17, 2015

City Council will consider a request by SUN Investors, LLC for prior approval of property tax exemption for a major new apartment development in the Sunnybrook area on Monday. The Summit at Sunnybrook Village, a 225 market rate apartment home development, will be the first phase of a major new mixed use commercial, office and residential development planned for the northeast corner of Sunnybrook Drive and Christy Road. The new class “A” master-planned development will include a number of amenities such as a resort-style swimming pool, clubhouse and fitness center.

Apr 6, 2015

Smithfield Foods has requested the City of Sioux City’s support for an application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) for financial assistance.  The company is considering an expansion of its Sioux City plant. Branded under the Curly’s Foods name, the company’s Sioux City production facility produces a wide variety of cooked meats for many national restaurants and grocery stores. Steadily increasing sales over the past several years has prompted a need for additional production capacity.

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.