Hamilton Boulevard Corridor Traffic Study Public Input Survey

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) and the City of Sioux City are asking for public input to help improve traffic flow on Hamilton Boulevard from the I-29/Hamilton Boulevard interchange north to Stone Park Boulevard. The Hamilton Boulevard corridor has seen many changes over the last decade, from new commercial developments to the impacts […]

RFQ – Innovation Center Feasibility Study

SIMPCO with Iowa’s West Coast Initiative (IWCI) invites the submission of qualifications from experienced and qualified consultants to complete a feasibility study for a regional Innovation Center. The feasibility study is the first step in evaluating the concept, building/space layout, and sustainability of an Innovation Center as a means to successfully enrich the entrepreneurial ecosystem […]

Financial Assistance Available for Dakota County Landlord Relief to Address Losses Incurred by the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly everyone in Nebraska, with lay-offs, furloughs, school closings, and more.  The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) is teaming with the Southeast Nebraska Affordable Housing Council (SENAHC) to help landlords in Dakota County. Funding is available through a Community CARES Grant from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human […]

2020 SIMPCO Services Survey

SIMPCO Members, partners, and stakeholders are invited to complete our annual services survey.  This survey lets us know how we are doing and how we can improve.  Please take a few minutes to respond. Thank you for your continued partnership. Click below to fill our survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YNLCBFK


The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) announces an investment award from the United States Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) CARES Act Recovery Assistance. This EDA investment award provides funding to assist the SIMPCO region in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. SIMPCO will develop a regional recovery & resiliency economic development plan, provide technical services to […]


  On June 18, 2020 SIMPCO hosted a virtual 101 via Zoom.  This was an opportunity for members, partners and local stakeholders to find out more about the SIMPCO organization.   In case you missed it, we recorded the Zoom session for you to listen to! Just click on link: SIMPCO 101 If you have any […]

Iowa DNR REAP Assembly Scheduled in Correctionville

Iowa’s Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) assemblies will begin in two weeks, giving all Iowans an opportunity to share and discuss their visions for Iowa’s outdoor recreation, soil and water enhancement, historical resources and land management and more. REAP assemblies are locally led meetings where issues can be brought forth and voted upon. Iowans can […]

SIMPCO Board Members Spotlight- Tom Kimmel

We have amazing members on the SIMPCO Board of Directors and we want to make sure you get to know them! Say “Hello” to our October Board Member Spotlight, Tom Kimmel. Tom serves on the SIMPCO Board of Directors representing Union County, South Dakota where he is a County Commissioner. In addition, Tom serves on the SIMPCO […]