News & Events

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 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 | 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 […]

SIMPCO Tri-State Legislative Forum

SIMPCO Tri-State Legislative Forum State Legislators from Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, along with SIMPCO members, partners and stakeholders are invited to learn more about the SIMPCO organization, including our future plans/projects and legislative priorities. Friday, December 3, 2021 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WITCC or Zoom 4647 Stone Ave Dr. Robert E. Dunker Student […]

Dakota City Pine Street Study 2021

SIMPCO would like to invite the MPO Board to JEO’s presentation on the recently completed Pine Street Traffic Study in Dakota City, NE. This study is one of the selected MPO special projects that is being completed with carryover MPO funds. This traffic study evaluates the impacts associated with the proposed Pine Street enhancement and […]

Nebraska Statewide Speed Mapping Initiative

Dakota County residents! Help spread the word! SIMPCO is excited to take part in a Nebraska statewide broadband speed mapping initiative. Taking this test will help identify the areas lacking high-speed internet. The information will support future broadband expansion grants and projects across the state of Nebraska. Click the link below to see how fast […]

Riverfront Trail Project Complete!

Congrats to the city of Sioux City on the completion of the I-29 Riverfront trail project! The SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) assisted the city to secure funding for this project through the Transportation Improvement Program process.

Siouxland Chamber Dinner

SIMPCO staff at the Siouxland Chamber annual dinner. An amazing event! The speaker, Melissa Stockwell, shared her inspiring story of perspective.