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 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.”

Jan 4, 2019
Perry Reid Properties, headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Anthony Properties based in Dallas, Texas, have announced plans to break ground this spring on Phase II of The Summit at Sunnybrook Village (
Nov 26, 2018

The Sioux City Economic Development Department will host a “Business for Breakfast” event on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:30am at the Sioux City Convention Center. The free event will feature Dusty Davidson, Co-Founder and CEO of tech startup Flywheel, who will share “How to Create a High Growth Tech Company on the Silicon Prairie”.

Nov 20, 2018

People from across the region gathered in Sheldon, Iowa on November 15th to attend the Northwest Iowa Regional Dream Big Grow Here pitch off event to determine the recipients of $7,000 in grant funds and to support entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the region. Organizers of the competition are pleased to announce Heartland Coffee & Nosh from Correctionville as the first-place winner and recipient of $4,000. Lefty Leigh’s and Cassens’ Catering Co. from Oto was awarded second place and $2,000, and JAK Sprat from Sanborn was awarded third place and $1,000.

Oct 30, 2018

A week of events relating to innovation and entrepreneurship will take place in Sioux City and surrounding communities as part of the 6th annual Launch Week, November 7th - 15th. With workshops, startup presentations and plenty of networking, Launch Week aims to inspire, motivate, and promote collaboration among students, business owners and professionals throughout northwest Iowa.

Oct 22, 2018
In September, entrepreneurs submitted their dream to start or expand a business in the Northwest Iowa Dream Big Grow Here grant contest and recruited family, friends and customers to vote for their entry. Over 17,000 total votes were cast and today we are announcing the top three vote getters along with two additional entrants chosen by a selection committee who will advance to the regional competition. These finalists will have the opportunity to present their idea to an audience and judges in a pitch-off event for a chance to win thousands in cash prizes.