Regional Transportation Funding Applications (Iowa)

Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) and Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) applications are open to the Iowa portion of the Sioux City Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and to the Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) area including Woodbury, Plymouth, Cherokee, Ida and Monona counties in Iowa. Each year, approximately $2.5 million is available in STBG funds […]

2019 SIMPCO Membership Workshop

Save the date: Don’t miss the 2019 SIMPCO Membership Workshop! March 1, 2019 | 10 am – 3:30 PM| WITCC Campus Sioux City Get the most out of your membership! Join us to find out what SIMPCO can do for your community. Topics:  Green Wastewater Treatment,  Marketing Home Town America, Rural Housing Readiness Assessment, Employment […]

Staff Spotlight – Ellen Dirks

We have an amazing group of staff members at SIMPCO and we want to make sure you all get to know them! Say “Hello” to November’s Staff Spotlight, Ellen Dirks. Ellen serves as the Staff Accountant II for SIMPCO.  Q: Who inspires you? A: I would say that my parents have inspired me. They instilled […]

Staff Spotlight – Curt Miller

We have an amazing group of staff members at SIMPCO and we want to make sure you all get to know them! Say “Hello” to September’s Staff Spotlight, Curt Miller. Curt serves as the Facilities Director for SIMPCO and the Transit Director for Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS). Q: Who inspires you? A: My parents and […]

U.S. Highway 20 Ribbon Cutting

The long awaited opening of U.S. Highway 20 four lanes through Iowa will be celebrated on October 19, 2018.   Events begin at 3:00 p.m. at Boulders Inn & Suites in Holstein, Iowa.  You won’t want to miss this historic event!

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, […]