News & Events

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: […]

FY 22 Housing Trust Fund Grant Award

Congratulations to the Village of Hubbard on receiving $315,000 in CDBG funding for Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED). This funding will help their community tackle housing projects that will enhance local well-being and quality of life for its residents! SIMPCO assisted the city in writing the award-winning application. Read more […]

Resilience Tooklkit

PRESS RELEASE: Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council simpco@simpco.org Office: 712-279-6286 SIMPCO ANNOUNCES NEW RESILIENCE TOOLKIT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES Sioux City, Iowa – SIMPCO is pleased to announce the new Resilience Toolkit for small businesses, government entities, and development organizations. This disaster preparedness toolkit consists of strategies and actions to ensure ongoing viability. Disaster preparedness is nothing […]

NADO Impact Award

Contact: Joe McKinney For Immediate Release NADO Executive Director October 25, 2021 202.921.4441 | jmckinney@nado.org Nebraska Regional Officials Council (NROC) Receives National Association of Development Organizations 2021 Impact Award WASHINGTON, DC – Nebraska Regional Officials Council (NROC) has received a 2021 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for the […]