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.

Oct 9, 2018

A Growing Sioux City Award was presented to Seaboard Triumph Foods (“STF”) today at their sprawling 942,000 SF facility in Bridgeport Industrial Park. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds provided remarks and Mayor Bob Scott presented the award that recognizes the company’s growth and investment in Sioux City. The Growing Sioux City Award was accepted by Seaboard Triumph Foods COO Mark Porter. Company officials received Sioux City wind breakers and a new tree was planted on the property signifying the company’s commitment to growing Sioux City.

Sep 12, 2018

The economic development organizations in northwest Iowa are once again teaming up to offer the Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest to 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 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.

Jul 2, 2018

Officials at Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field in Sioux City announced today that American Airlines will add a third flight out of Sioux City to their hub at Chicago O’Hare beginning on September 5, 2018. Initially, the scheduled time for the new flight is:

Depart Sioux City (SUX) at 3:22 p.m. – Arrive Chicago (ORD) at 5 p.m.
Depart Chicago (ORD) at 1:20 p.m. – Arrive Sioux City (SUX) at 2:53 p.m.

On October 4, 2018 the third flight will be moved to a 7 p.m. departure out of Sioux City and a 6:15 p.m. arrival from Chicago (ORD).

Jun 11, 2018

Kinseth Hospitality hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Sioux City Convention Center atrium and adjacent construction site.  The new $22 million 151-room Courtyard hotel will be constructed and owned by Kinseth, with completion scheduled for the fall of 2019.