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.

Oct 18, 2016


The Sioux City Economic Development Department will host the fall 2016 “Business for Breakfast” event on Thursday, November 3 at 7:30am at the Sioux City Convention Center. The free event will feature Co-Founder and Co-CEO of, Nick Taranto, as he shares “The 5P’s of Building a Culture of Innovation & Disruption”.

Oct 6, 2016

After considering alternate locations across the country, WestRock, a leading multinational provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions with two existing Sioux City corrugated manufacturing plants, has announced plans to make a $48 million capital investment to expand one of those facilities and consolidate their manufacturing operations to the newly expanded facility.

Oct 6, 2016

The Sioux City Growth Organization (SCGO) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Ripple Awards. The Individual award winner is Renae Billings and the Business award recipient is the City of Sioux City. SCGO presented the awards on Friday, September 30th during their celebration of Sioux City Young Professionals Day.

Each year, the SCGO Ripple Awards are given out to an individual and business who have made a significant 'ripple' or positive impact in the community by excelling in their efforts to attract, retain, grow and develop the Siouxland community.