News & Events

University of Iowa’s Venture School

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 […]

SIMPCO Board Member Spotlight – Ken Beaulieu

We have some amazing members on the SIMPCO Board of Directors and we want to make sure you all get to know them! Say “Hello” to our August Board Member Spotlight, Ken Beaulieu. Ken is the Chairman of the Board for Dakota Dunes, South Dakota.  Not only is he on the SIMPCO Board of Directors, […]

Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities

SIMPCO members are encouraged to submit a letter of interest to partner with the University of Iowa, Iowa Initiatives for Sustainable Communities! Questions or need help applying? Contact us simpco@simpco.org. More information on IISC: click here

Staff Spotlight – Sharon Burton

Sharon Burton We have an amazing group of staff members at SIMPCO and we want to make sure you all get to know them! Say “Hello” to July’s Staff Spotlight, Sharon Burton. Sharon serves as the Executive Assistant of SIMPCO. Q: Who inspires you?  A. My parents, grandparents, and children Q: Where is your favorite place […]

Staff Spotlight – Michelle Bostinelos

We have an amazing group of staff members at SIMPCO and we want to make sure you all get to know them! Say “Hello” to June’s Staff Spotlight, Michelle Bostinelos. Michelle serves as the Executive Director of SIMPCO. Q: Who inspires you?  A. I am inspired by strong women.  Women who balance family and working (outside or inside […]

Regional Economic Diversification Summit (REDS) June 12

Regional Economic Diversification Summit (REDS) June 12, 2019 Western Iowa Tech Community College 4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City D103 Cargill Auditorium (Entrance 14, parking lot 4 or 5) Registration/Morning Networking: 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview: 9:00 a.m. End Time: 3:30 p.m. View the full agenda: click here Engage at the Summit!  Learn about the region’s economic […]

Staff Spotlight

Karen Clayton We have an amazing group of staff members at SIMPCO and we want to make sure you all get to know them! Say “Hello” to the April Staff Spotlight, Karen Clayton. Karen serves as an Accountant II  for SIMPCO. Q. Who inspires you?  A. I am inspired by those who rise above their circumstances […]