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:

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.