News & Events

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.

Hamilton Boulevard Corridor Traffic Study Public Input Survey

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) and the City of Sioux City are asking for public input to help improve traffic flow on Hamilton Boulevard from the I-29/Hamilton Boulevard interchange north to Stone Park Boulevard. The Hamilton Boulevard corridor has seen many changes over the last decade, from new commercial developments to the impacts […]

RFP – Siouxland Community Development Financing Gap Study

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) and the Siouxland Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) invite the submission of proposals from experienced and qualified consultants to complete a Community Financing Gap Study. COVID-19 has resulted in widespread unemployment and business closures, and no population groups have been impacted economically more severely than the traditionally underserved populations […]

RFQ – Hamilton Boulevard Corridor Traffic Study

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) and the City of Sioux City, IA invite the submission of qualifications from experienced and qualified consultants to complete a traffic signal study of Hamilton Boulevard between I-29 and Stone Park Boulevard in Sioux City. The analysis would consider existing traffic signals at intersections along the corridor to […]

RFQ – Dakota City Pine Street Traffic Study

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) and the City of Dakota City invite the submission of qualifications from experienced and qualified consultants to complete a traffic study for a portion of Pine Street. The goal of this traffic study is to analyze the traffic impacts of paving the existing gravel portion of Pine Street […]

RFP – Local Tourism Marketing Study

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) and the Sioux City Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau invite the submission of proposals from experienced and qualified consultants to complete a local tourism marketing study. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted travel, tourism, and local businesses in the Siouxland region and throughout the country. This study serves as […]

RFQ – Innovation Center Feasibility Study

SIMPCO with Iowa’s West Coast Initiative (IWCI) invites the submission of qualifications from experienced and qualified consultants to complete a feasibility study for a regional Innovation Center. The feasibility study is the first step in evaluating the concept, building/space layout, and sustainability of an Innovation Center as a means to successfully enrich the entrepreneurial ecosystem […]

Financial Assistance Available for Dakota County Landlord Relief to Address Losses Incurred by the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly everyone in Nebraska, with lay-offs, furloughs, school closings, and more.  The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) is teaming with the Southeast Nebraska Affordable Housing Council (SENAHC) to help landlords in Dakota County. Funding is available through a Community CARES Grant from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human […]