Mar 10, 2017
The Sioux City Growth Organization (SCGO) is pleased to announce the winner and runner up of the 2017 Innovation Market. The winner is Sara Gotch with Gnarly Pepper. Second place went to Kyle Madsen with The Perch.
The five finalists from the Innovation Market, held on February 16th, made their pitches to SCGO members and guests on Wednesday, March 8th. The entrepreneurs were given seven minutes for their presentation followed by a three minute question and answer session. A short discussion followed the presentations after which votes were cast.
Mar 10, 2017

The City Council will be asked to consider a proposal from Kinseth Hospitality Company, Inc. on Monday for the construction of a major new downtown hotel. The City has worked closely with Kinseth to develop a plan to build a five-story Courtyard by Marriott Hotel connected to the Sioux City Convention Center. The new full-service hotel will offer 151 rooms and be financed and constructed by the developer, which has secured the Marriott Courtyard brand and required financing.

Mar 10, 2017

The Center for Business Growth and Innovation at the University of Northern Iowa is excited to launch Iowa’s Great Idea Challenge, a new contest for entrepreneurs throughout the state who have an innovative business concept.

“We are excited to rally around the earliest stage start-ups through Iowa’s Great Idea Challenge to provide feedback to entrepreneurs and to guide them through the process of building strong, vibrant and sustainable businesses,” says Patrick Luensmann, Program Director at the Center for Business Growth and Innovation.

Mar 1, 2017
For the sixth time in the last decade, the Sioux City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) ranks first in the nation in its population category for economic development, according to results released today by the Managing Editor of Site Selection magazine. The Sioux City MSA was also recognized as the top community for populations under 200,000 in 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2015. The metro ranked second in both 2009 and 2014 and finished third in 2006. The metro region has ranked in the top three nationally in its population category in a remarkable nine of the last eleven years.
Feb 17, 2017

Seaboard Triumph Foods announced today plans to expand its new pork processing facility in Sioux City, Iowa, to include the addition of a second shift.

The addition of a second shift will allow processing of up to approximately 6 million hogs annually. The plant will employ approximately 2,000 people, including about 200 salaried positions and 1,800 hourly production positions. The plant is currently in the final stages of construction in the Bridgeport West Industrial Park in Sioux City, located north of the Sioux Gateway Airport along the Missouri River.

Jan 26, 2017

Contact: Megan Moore
Innovation Market Marketing Coordinator

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Growth Organization (SCGO) is in search of new business ideas for its 7th Annual Innovation Market competition. Entrepreneurs can submit their ideas now at Submission closes at midnight on Sunday, February 12th.

Jan 26, 2017

Building Permits: The City of Sioux City saw record breaking residential housing construction in 2016. A total of 241 housing units were built, the highest number in the past decade. The previous high was 205 units in 2015. The following table shows the number of housing units constructed over the past decade.

Nov 29, 2016

Josh Doering, a senior business administration major at Morningside College, won the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization 2016 Pitch Competition.

Doering has developed and marketed Seed Slide, a device that allows farmers to safely open and unload large seed boxes.

A panel of judges awarded Doering the first-place prize of $3,500 after hearing 80 college entrepreneurs from around the country pitch their startup business ideas.

Nov 22, 2016

Gelita USA has announced plans to construct a new $22 million dollar manufacturing plant at their facility located south of Sioux City and create at least 21 new jobs. The Port Neal complex, which employs about 250 people, is billed as the world's largest gelatine factory. Gelita recently received an economic development incentive package from both the state of Iowa and Woodbury County.

Nov 22, 2016

Industrial electronic equipment manufacturing company, Rocklin Manufacturing Co., plans to invest $1.2 million in renovations of their 1880s two-story building and demolish its two other buildings. The plans will double the amount of usable space to 8,000 sq. ft. and include larger assembly and production areas, office space, storage and room for further growth. The state approved financial assistance through the Targeted Jobs Program in addition to tax credits from the state and the city.