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:

Mar 11, 2016

The Innovation Market is a social think-tank designed to kick start local ideas while forming connections between like-minded leaders of every age that are excited about growth in Siouxland. The event is about taking ideas, however big or small, and kick starting them into action. As a follow-up event, the Top 5 Idea Pitch is an opportunity for the five finalists to present their entrepreneurial ideas and their benefits the Siouxland Community.

Mar 11, 2016

As a way to recognize the growing community of coworking spaces that have sprung up across the state of Iowa, Governor Branstad has signed a proclamation declaring March 14th to be Iowa Coworking Day.  

Coworking is a concept that has been growing across the nation where entrepreneurs, creatives, remote workers and independent contractors work together in a shared office space.  Coworking allows those

Mar 2, 2016

For the fifth time in the last decade, the Sioux City metropolitan region ranks first in the nation for economic development, according to results confirmed today by Site Selection magazine. The region also earned top billing in back-to-back years in 2007 and 2008, as well as in 2012 and 2013. The metro ranked second both in 2009 and 2014 and finished third in 2006. The region has ranked in the top three nationally in its population category in a remarkable eight of the last ten years.

Jan 29, 2016

City leaders will attend activities surrounding the christening and launch of the USS Sioux City on January 30 in Marinette, WI. The littoral combat ship, or LCS11, is designed for mine detection, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare with a design to sail closer to the coast, known as the littoral zone. Once in the water, crews will put the vessel through months of test trials before delivering the ship to the United States Navy in 2017.

Jan 22, 2016

Twenty-two Siouxland organizations will co-sponsor Entrepalooza, a ten day celebration of entrepreneurial spirit in Siouxland this week.

Jan 15, 2016

Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott announced today that American Airlines will add service out of Sioux Gateway Airport to their hub in Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport beginning Thursday, May 5, 2016. American’s service will be operated by its American Eagle regional partners using 50-seat ERJ 145 jets.

American will operate one daily flight to Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport. In addition to being a great connecting hub for travelers heading west or southeast, Dallas is also a top destination for Siouxland leisure and business travelers.

Dec 21, 2015

Consumers Supply Distributing, LLC, a wholesale distributor of agricultural and animal nutrition products, plans to expand its operations in Sioux City to assist with its growing distribution channel to the west.

Dec 17, 2015

The economic development organizations in northwest Iowa are once again teaming up to bring the statewide Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest to our region. The Dream Big Grow Here contest is an opportunity for Iowans 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.