Staff Spotlight – Bernice Beaulieu

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 SIMPCO’s Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator, Bernice Beaulieu. Q: Who inspires you? A: The Lord – “but only for the grace of God do we accomplish…” Q: What is your favorite place […]

SIMPCO Boards and Committees

Did you know that SIMPCO hosts over 18 committees and boards! From transportation, to housing, to economic development, to our legislative committee. SIMPCO is bringing together Siouxland communities, leaders and partners to work together! Want to get involved? Contact SIMPCO today!

Staff Spotlight – Gabriel Appiah

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 one of SIMPCO’s Regional Planners, Gabriel Appiah.  Q:  Who inspires you? A:  My wife, Nancy, inspires me to be a better person. Q:  What are you passionate about? A:  I […]

Congratulations Joe Surdam!

Congratulations to SIMPCO’s Regional Planner, Joe Surdam, on successfully completing the Nebraska Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Full Certification Training and passing the exam! Joe is now certified to administer CDBG Program projects to improve Nebraska.

Bike Friendly Employer Award Winner

SIMPCO’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Roundtable is proud to announce the Bike Friendly Employer Award to Western Iowa Tech Community College. The Bike Friendly Employer Award recognizes businesses and organizations for their efforts to support their bicycling employees, customers, and the bicycling community because doing so is great for business. This is the third year of the award. […]

U.S. Highway Economic Development Study

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) announces the Notice of Investment Award from the United States Economic Development Administration (U.S. EDA).   This EDA investment provides funding for a Highway 20 Economic Development Study. The Study will assess the feasibility of economic development opportunities for job creation and investments in Northwest Iowa and Northeast Nebraska. […]

SIMPCO Annual Meeting

SIMPCO Members & Guests: Please join us for the SIMPCO’s Annual Meeting which will be held a the Sergeant Bluff Community Center, 903 Topaz Drive, Sergeant Bluff, IA  on Thursday, May 10, 2018. 5:30 PM Board of Directors 6:00 PM There will be a special announcement regarding an upcoming SIMPCO study 6:15 PM Catered Dinner […]

Bike Friendly Employer Award

Don’t forget to apply for the Bike Friendly Employer Award! The Bike Friendly Employer Award recognizes businesses and organizations for their efforts to support their bicycling employees, customers, and the bicycling community because doing so is great for business. All employers in the Sioux City Metro area are invited to complete the Bike Friendly Employer […]

SIMPCO Membership Workshop

SIMPCO held their first Membership Workshop at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City on March 2, 2018. SIMPCO members were given the chance to find out what SMPCO is all about. The Membership Workshop included organizational structure, committees to participate in, divisions within the organization, and how they can get more involved.  SIMPCO staff provided […]

Dream Big Grow Here Contest

Dream Big Grow Here Contest Now Accepting Submissions   The economic development organizations in northwest Iowa are once again teaming up to offer the Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest to our region. The Dream Big Grow Here contest is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to fulfill their dreams of self-employment […]