News & Events

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 […]

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 roll 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]