Sep 28, 2016

Sioux City Economic Development of Iowa received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2016 project in the category of Entrepreneurship from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

Marty Dougherty, Sioux City Economic & Community Development Director, accepted the honor at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 27 during the IEDC Annual Conference held in Cleveland, OH.

Jul 25, 2016

Long-time Sioux City cold storage company Cloverleaf has announced plans to expand its operations in Sioux City’s Bridgeport Industrial Park.

Jun 24, 2016

A leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation has   ranked the Sioux City metro #1 in the Top 20 Mid-Size Cities for "Year-Over-Year Growth".

Area Development magazine analyzed economic and workforce data for 394 metropolitan statistic areas (MSA's) to determine their recent and longer-term economic vitality as well as capacity to support business growth and prosperity. In the publication’s “100 Leading Locations for 2016” the Sioux City MSA received high marks in several categories, including:

Jun 6, 2016

Make way for food trucks! Take in the summer air and dine curbside starting Friday, June 10, 2016 at the official kick-off for Food Truck Fridays in downtown Sioux City. Food Truck Fridays will take place on the corner of Douglas and 7th Streets every Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the months of June, July and August. Hosted by Startup Sioux City, the event will feature locally owned food trucks and their unique cuisine, from tacos and burgers to BBQ and ice cream. Tables and chairs will be provided for an enjoyable outdoor dining experience.

Apr 18, 2016

A “Growing Sioux City Award” was presented to Echo Electric Supply today recognizing the company’s growth and investment in Sioux City. The award, presented by Mayor Bob Scott, was accepted by Echo Electric Supply Manager Gary Wanderscheid. Sioux City wind shirts were provided to company executives and a new tree will be planted on the property located at 1200 Cunningham Drive, signifying the company’s commitment to growing in Sioux City.

Apr 1, 2016

Dozens of people gathered in Le Mars, Iowa on the evening of March 31st to attend the Iowa West Coast Dream Big Grow Here regional pitch off event to determine the recipients of $5,000 in grant funds and to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship in the Siouxland region.

Apr 1, 2016
Interested in the future growth and vitality of Sioux City and Downtown Sioux City?
Roger Brooks, the top Destination Marketing Expert in North America, will be here on Friday, April 8th, to share his findings in a workshop at the Sioux City Convention Center at 8:00 a.m. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Mar 18, 2016

The Sioux City Economic Development Department will host the spring 2016 “Business for Breakfast” event on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30am at the Sioux City Convention Center. The free event will feature Roger Brooks as he shares the “Ingredients of a Successful Downtown”.

A past board member of the U.S. Travel Association, a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), and author of the popular book “Your Town: A Destination – The 25 Immutable Rules of Successful Tourism,” Roger has become one of the world’s most popular keynote speakers and authorities in the travel industry.

Mar 11, 2016

The Iowa District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has named the city of Sioux City as the recipient of its 2016 Iowa SBA Small Business Community of the Year Award.

This is the second year for the award, which highlights community efforts to support small business. Communities (defined as a city, town, county, regional economic development or planning district) were invited to submit nominations to the SBA’s Iowa District Office showcasing their efforts to support small businesses. Submissions were judged on the following criteria:

Mar 11, 2016

More than eighty entrepreneurs submitted their dream to start or expand a business in the statewide Dream Big Grow Here grant contest earlier this year, including seventeen entrepreneurs from northwest Iowa. On Thursday, March 31st the top vote getters in northwest Iowa will present their idea to an audience and judges in a pitch-off event for a chance to win thousands in cash prizes. The six finalists are: