Success Story: City of Kinglsey Owner Occupied Housing Rehab TIF Project

Success Story: SIMPCO collaborated with the City of Kingsley to complete owner-occupied housing rehabilitation projects utilizing TIF. Project Background:  When a city utilizes Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to support development, a percentage of the incremental revenues generated by the project must be used to provide assistance to low-and-moderate income (LMI) families. The City of Kingsley […]

Transportation Training Day in Sioux City

Want to learn more about transportation options in Sioux City? Join us on August 17 at 10 am at the MLK JR Transportation Center! See flyer below for more information!

Member Spotlight on Aurelia, Iowa

For the month of July, our member spotlight is Aurelia, Iowa located in Cherokee County. Home to 990 Iowans,  Aurelia’s amenities are plenty.  The community recently opened a new daycare center, built a new community center in 2008 and there is a new housing addition.  Citizens of Aurelia spend time enjoying the crushed rock walking path,  swimming […]

Highway 20 Study Update

In May 2018, SIMPCO was awarded U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) funding to conduct the U.S. Highway 20 Corridor Economic Development Study.  The purpose of the study is to develop collaborative strategies to:  Enhance the region’s prosperity through the promotion of the U.S. Highway 20 corridor and marketing of the communities on a regional level. Promote […]

U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grant Award

SIMPCO was awarded a $70,000 planning grant from the U.S. EDA, that will be used for planning and research throughout the region. The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) planning investment supports the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) for Woodbury, Plymouth, Cherokee, Ida and Monona counties in Iowa and Dakota County, […]

SIMPCO Staff Spotlight: Dawn Kimmel, Regional Planner

SIMPCO Staff Spotlight on Dawn Kimmel, Regional Planner! We have an amazing group of staff members at SIMPCO and we want to make sure you all get to know them! June’s staff spotlight is on Dawn Kimmel, Regional Planner . Here are some interesting things about Dawn that you should know! Q: Who inspires you? […]

Success Story : Dakota County Rural Economic Development Strategic Plan

Success Story: SIMPCO collaborated with County and City officials to complete a Rural Economic Development Strategic Plan for Dakota County, Nebraska Plan Purpose: The Dakota County Rural Economic Development Strategic Plan was structured to provide economic development strategies that are tailored towards prosperity, promoting commerce and industry, supporting business retention, recruitment, expansion, enhancing workforce development, and exploring select commercial and industrial sites. […]

Membership Spotlight on Akron, Iowa

Each month SIMPCO will be highlighting one of our member communities! For the month of June, our member spotlight is Akron, Iowa located in Plymouth County.  We asked Mayor, Sharon Frerichs and City Staff to tell us a little bit about Akron. Q:  If you were asked to give a tour of your community to your favorite Congressmen/Senator […]

Marcus TIF Owner-Occupied Home Repair Program

The City of Marcus is utilizing TIF funding for an Owner-Occupied Home Repair Program for low to moderate income homeowners in city limits. The program will provide up to $12,050 per project in grant funds to assist homeowners with needed repairs.  Homeowners must meet gross annual income guidelines, the property must be located within Marcus […]

2018 Bike-to-Work Day Wrap-Up

A recap of the great Bike-to-Work Day event held on May 18th! We can’t wait to do it again next year! Congrats to the winners of the Bike-to-Work prize drawings Jeff Johnson – Albrechts Gift Certificate; Dave Bak – Downtown Partners Gift Certificate; Janet Fuller – Siouxland Cyclists Membership; Beth Clark – Downtown Partners Gift […]