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’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 […]
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 […]
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 Emily@simpco.org or call 712-279-6286 by December 2nd.
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 […]
The University of Iowa’s Venture School, the state of Iowa’s premiere entrepreneurial training program developed by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC), is coming to the Sioux City region in partnership with Western Iowa Tech Community College in early Fall 2019. Established in 2013, the eight-week Venture School program is built from a streamlined […]