Western Iowa Housing Trust Fund Awarded $380,233 to support local housing!

The Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund was awarded $380,233 from the Iowa Finance Authority on December 8, 2022, to support local housing initiatives.  This funding, along with a local match from cities and counties will assist low-to-moderate-income residents to maintain their homes in safe, decent, and livable conditions. View the full press […]

SIMPCO Tri-State Legislative Forum

SIMPCO hosted the Tri-State Legislative Forum today at Western Iowa Tech Community College. This is a unique forum as it is the only one of its kind in the Siouxland area! The topic of this year’s forum was local housing projects and if they align with the market and needs, renewable energy, and electric vehicle […]

Iowa West Coast Initiative Launch Week 2022

Iowa’s West Coast Initiative is celebrating Launch Week 2022! Launch Week is a week-long series of events held annually in the fall that aims to inspire, motivate and promote collaboration among professionals. Check out the lineup of events in Sioux City during November 15th-18th. For more information visit: https://iawestcoast.com/launch-week-1

2022 Nebraska Tourism Conference

Save the Date! This year’s event is taking place at the South Sioux City Marriott Riverfront.  385 East 4th St, South Sioux City, Nebraska. Registration opens on August 8, 2022. The registration form and payment must be received by Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.   Register here

Press Release: Updated Sioux City Metro Trail Maps Will Be Distributed

For Immediate Release July 20th, 2022 Updated Sioux City Metro Trail Maps Will Be Distributed The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) today announced the distribution of new maps of the Sioux City Metropolitan bike trail system. The Sioux City Metropolitan Trail Map was last updated in 2017. The new version includes all current trails, […]

Bridging Nebraska’s Digital Divide

SIMPCO along with Nebraska’s other Economic Development Districts (EDD) is holding a statewide event to collectively seek solutions for improved broadband service. This event will provide the opportunity for citizens, elected officials, businesses, and other representatives to come together to learn from experts and join in regional community conversations. Broadband is critical to the future […]

SIMPCO Tri-State Legislative Forum

SIMPCO held the Tri-State Legislative forum on December 3rd at WITCC in Sioux City.  Presenters provided information on three key project areas directly relating to SIMPCO’s 2022 Legislative priorities. Infrastructure Improvements Diverse, Affordable, and Market-Rate Housing Quality of Life Economic & Workforce Development Kimberly Zarecor, Professor – Architecture Department at ISU presented on the Rural […]

Iowa Finance Authority Awards WICIRHTF $304,317

The Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund (administered by SIMPCO) was awarded $233,810 from the Iowa Finance Authority for FY 2021! This funding, along with a local match from cities and counties, will assist low to moderate-income residents maintain their homes in safe, decent and livable conditions. Read the IFA news release here: […]