Multiple Regional Economic Development Groups are active in and around the Siouxland Economic Development District.

Siouxland Economic Development Corporation

The Siouxland Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) was formed in 1979 to help businesses start-up or expand in a ten-county area of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. SEDC is a non-profit organization that provides business loan programs and is governed by a volunteer board of directors and staffed by seasoned loan professionals. It has loans of every size to fit a small business’s needs. For more information visit 

Iowa Workforce Development of Siouxland

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) contributes to Iowa’s economic growth by providing quality customer-driven services that support prosperity, productivity, health, and safety for Iowans. In conjunction with state and local economic development efforts, IWD also assists businesses to fulfill their workforce needs. This is the place to go if you’re looking for a job, have questions about labor laws, need career guidance, or help to build a resume. Region 12 serves the five-county area of Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury from its office located in Sioux City. For more information, visit

Northwest Iowa Development

Northwest Iowa Development is a group of six counties creating a unified, targeted approach to developing and branding/marketing the Northwest Iowa region to attract quality new corporate locations and expansions and to attract skilled talent to support business growth. The counties that encompass Northwest Iowa include Cherokee, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth and Sioux. For more information, visit

Western Iowa Advantage

Western Iowa Advantage is a collaborative effort of economic development officials in Adair, Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Ida and Sac Counties.  The mission of this consortium is to work cooperatively in an effort  to effectively market the many viable economic assets of this region. The effort will build a stronger, local, regional and statewide economy. The results of their work manifest themselves in job creation in specific industry clusters already prevalent in the region – in particular, manufacturing, renewable energy, and biosciences – as well as in other existing industries currently thriving here. Western Iowa Advantage is also committed to facilitating ongoing improvements in quality of life-oriented amenities, increased tourism, and other areas that will enrich the livability of the region. For more information, visit

Dakota Valley Business Council

The Dakota Valley Business Council’s mission is to make a positive impact on the business climate of the 57049 zip code area. By being involved with and directing issues that impact business climate, the Dakota Valley Business Council plays a major role in a rapidly growing part of Siouxland where business excellence is the norm, not the exception. The Dakota Valley Business Council is affiliated with the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit

The Siouxland Initiative

The Siouxland Initiative (TSI) is a private sector, not-for-profit regional economic development organization focused on increasing and enhancing employment opportunities in the tri-state region of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce is responsible for administering the activities of the Initiative.  For more information, visit

Ida County Economic Development

Ida County Economic Development (ICED) is a nonprofit volunteer-led organization that strives to increase rural vitality through economic opportunity and wealth creation for current and potential Ida County residents. ICED accomplish this by focusing on education, entrepreneurship & existing industry through collaboration on STEM learning projects, providing technical assistance, capacity building activities, philanthropy, strategic planning, and engaging in projects that assist with sustainability and wealth-creating. Through these efforts, ICED also strives to improve the County’s quality of life.  For more information, visit

Cherokee Area Economic Development

The Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporations (CAEDC’s) mission is to retain and attract business, agriculture, and residents to Cherokee County. To that end, it strives to ensure that existing business prospers and new business receives all available advantages. Its programs offer technical and financial assistance. CAEDC also works to ensure a great quality of life for its resident. For more information visit

Woodbury County Rural Economic Development

The Woodbury County Rural Economic Development’s (WCRED’s) mission is to increase the local tax base and foster job growth by attracting, retaining, and expanding targeted industries, including a special focus on small business growth, and thereby, enhance the quality of life for all residents of Woodbury County. WCRED works closely with businesses and communities to position Woodbury County for success and can assist by providing financial and technical assistance. The department also works with local, state and federal legislators to advocate on behalf of businesses and families in rural Woodbury County.  For more information, visit

Monona County Economic Development

The Monona County Economic Development Partnership for Growth is a public-private partnership responsible for the systematic marketing of Monona County and the facilitation of economic development initiatives that foster the retention, expansion, and attraction of business to the county resulting in private capital investment, job-creating, and the strengthening of the county’s overall financial health. For more information, visit

Many local groups also exist such as Chambers of Commerce and business groups among others. For a more complete list of economic development, groups contact

Dakota County Rural Economic Development (RED) Committee

The Dakota County Rural Economic Development (RED) Committee was formed in Spring 2019 shortly after the adoption of the Dakota County Rural Economic Development Strategic Plan (Fall 2018). The committee meets quarterly to collaboratively advance community & economic development strategies and projects in Dakota County.

Iowa’s West Coast Initiative

Iowa’s West Coast Initiative was created through a partnership with economic development organizations in Plymouth, Monona, and Woodbury counties.  The purpose of the group is to increase entrepreneurial activity in northwest Iowa and support small business growth.  The group organizes events and provides resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses on Iowa’s West Coast.  For more information visit: