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 […]

SIMPCO Regional Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee

SIMPCO Regional Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee SIMPCO Members & Guests: Please join us for the Regional Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. SIMPCO 1122 Pierce Street Sioux City, IA 51105 Please RSVP to or call 712-279-6286 We will be discussing key legislative issues at the Federal […]

Bike-to-Work Day

Bicyclists are encouraged to leave their cars at home and participate in the Sioux City Metro Area’s Bike-to- Work Day on May 18th. Bike-to-Work Day is part of a national effort, endorsed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, to highlight the benefits of bicycling, and to prove to people that it is feasible to leave the car at […]


Save the date for two upcoming activities you won’t want to miss! SIMPCO Membership Workshop.  Friday, March 2, 2018.  10 am – 2 pm (lunch provided).  WITCC Campus Sioux City. FREE to all SIMPCO members.   Get the most of your SIMPCO membership! Join us to find out what SIMPCO can do for your community.   Agenda […]

Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund | Award Announcement

The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors approved nearly $7.4 million in FY 2018 Local Housing Trust Fund Programs to Iowa’s 25 certified Local Housing Trust Funds.  The Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund, administered by SIMPCO, was awarded $259,317. These funds will be used to continue home owner-occupied housing rehab projects in […]

SIMPCO Tri-State Legislative Forum

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) hosted the Tri-State Legislative Forum on Friday, December 1st at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa. Legislators from the Tri-state area were invited to discuss issues regarding infrastructure, economic and workforce development, housing and quality of life. Thank you to Iowa Representatives Tim Kacena and […]

IEDA Community Catalyst Building Program

The Iowa Economic Development Authority [IEDA] has recently made the Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program [CCBRP] open for cities to apply. The CCBRP offers an opportunity for cities to address underutilized buildings through rehabilitation, redevelopment, or deconstruction. Through financial assistance, the program aims to stimulate economic growth and bring reinvestment  to cities. There is a total […]

Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities Request for Proposals

The University of Iowa’s Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) is seeking proposals from Iowa towns, cities, counties, regional entities and other community-based organizations to become an IISC community partner, beginning in August 2018. IISC expects to choose 2 partners for the Fall 2018 to Spring 2019 academic year, depending on the number and scope […]