Launch Week

A week of events relating to innovation and entrepreneurship will take place in Sioux City as part of the 5th annual Launch Week, November 10th – 17th. With speakers, startup presentations and plenty of networking, Launch Week aims to inspire, motivate, and promote collaboration among professionals.  To find out more visit:  Iowa’s West Coast Initiative […]

Pearl Street Park | Sioux City

On October 19, 2017 the City of Sioux City dedicated a new downtown urban green space, Pearl Street Park. A majority of the funding for the park was from Regina Roth, co-founder of BPI, Inc. SIMPCO played a role in the development of the park through a partnership with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities, […]

Congrats MRHD Recipients!

SIMPCO would like to congratulate the following SIMPCO communities for receiving a Missouri River Historical Development (MRHD) special grant! City of Lawton for Bike/Walk trails  $50,000 City of Kingsley for Park Improvements  $25,000 Oto Ambulance Service for Stryker-Pro Cart $25,000 City of Sergeant Bluff for Park Improvements $30,000 SIMPCO assisted the City of Lawton and […]

Siouxland Missouri River Clean-Up

September 9, 2017 is the Siouxland Missouri River Cleanup event. Join Keep Northeast Nebraska Beautiful and volunteers in maintaining one of our best local assets – the Missouri River! If you can not participate, consider donating to this event.  Click here to learn more on how to donate or to participate in the cleanup event.

Sergeant Bluff Site Recognized as an Iowa Certified Site

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced that Sergeant Bluff Park is the latest industrial site to achiever certification through the Iowa Certified Site Program.  It joins 16 other sites in the state that have been designated as project-ready.  Read more about this important designation: click here. SIMPCO staff assisted the City of Sergeant Bluff with […]

Crary Huff Law Firm: Supporting Employees Who Bike to Work

Crary Huff Law Firm was awarded the Bike Friendly Employer award from the SIMPCO MPO Bicycle-Pedestrian Roundtable in May 2017! Thanks to the commitment of the Crary Huff Law Firm, more than 30 employees now have access to facilities that support and encourage healthy and active lifestyles. With the addition of two showers and changing […]

Lawton Wellmark Grant for Bike/Walk Trail

Congratulations to the City of Lawton for receiving a $25,000 Small MATCH grant from the Wellmark Foundation to fund a bike/walk trail! SIMPCO staff assisted in preparing this grant for the City of Lawton!

Mapleton Firetruck Grant

Congratulations to the City of Mapleton for being awarded $142,381 in grant money from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant, Vehicle Acquisition program ran through FEMA. The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to enhance the safety of the public ands firefighters with respect to fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance […]

Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities

Insight into inclusive planning practices is the outcome of the Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities project led locally by Siouxland District Health Department Health Planner Angela Drent, as Lead Coach, and SIMPCO’s Dawn Kimmel, as Community Partner Coach. The pilot project provided 10 communities in five states with training and resources to identify […]

Lawton Physical Activity & Nutrition

The City of Lawton increased community physical activity and nutrition through several healthy initiatives in the past year. Walkablity audits were completed on all city streets using the Walkablity and Bikeability Suitability Assessment (ABA). A sidewalk inventory and map were created based on the WABSA results. The coalition reviewed the results and prioritized community needs. […]