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


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 […]

SIMPCO Tri-State Legislative Forum

Tri-State Legislative Forum SIMPCO Members, Stakeholders and Guests: Please join us for the Tri-State Legislative Forum Friday, December 6, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) 4647 Stone Ave, Robert E Dunker Student Center (RED) Building, Room W108 Sioux City, Iowa Please RSVP to or call 712-279-6286 by December 2nd.

Professional Developers of Iowa Fall Conference

SIMPCO was not only a proud sponsor of the Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) held in Sioux City this week, but SIMPCO’s Executive Director, Michelle Bostinelos was a panelist on the topic Creative Effective Solutions to Meeting the Iowa Housing Challenge along with Kelley Deutmeyer, Executive Director of East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA) and Michelle Schnier, Housing Director ECIA. Topics included […]