News & Events

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 […]

MPO Long Range Transportation Plan Survey

SIMPCO requests your feedback to help shape the SIMPCO MPO 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan!  Follow the link to assess existing and planned transportation infrastructure in the Sioux City metropolitan area.  The survey closes midnight, September 7, 2020. Go to: The SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) includes planning projects for Sergeant Bluff, Sioux City, Plymouth […]

2020 SIMPCO Services Survey

SIMPCO Members, partners, and stakeholders are invited to complete our annual services survey.  This survey lets us know how we are doing and how we can improve.  Please take a few minutes to respond. Thank you for your continued partnership. Click below to fill our survey


The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) announces an investment award from the United States Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) CARES Act Recovery Assistance. This EDA investment award provides funding to assist the SIMPCO region in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. SIMPCO will develop a regional recovery & resiliency economic development plan, provide technical services to […]


  On June 18, 2020 SIMPCO hosted a virtual 101 via Zoom.  This was an opportunity for members, partners and local stakeholders to find out more about the SIMPCO organization.   In case you missed it, we recorded the Zoom session for you to listen to! Just click on link: SIMPCO 101 If you have any […]

Staff Spotlight – Alejandra Quintana

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 November’s Staff Spotlight, Alejandra Quintana. Alejandra joined the SIMPCO staff in August as one of our newest Regional Planners. Q: Who inspires you?  A. My parents Q: Where is your […]

Iowa DNR REAP Assembly Scheduled in Correctionville

Iowa’s Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) assemblies will begin in two weeks, giving all Iowans an opportunity to share and discuss their visions for Iowa’s outdoor recreation, soil and water enhancement, historical resources and land management and more. REAP assemblies are locally led meetings where issues can be brought forth and voted upon. Iowans can […]

Tri-State Legislative Forum

Tri-State Legislative Forum SIMPCO Members, Stakeholders and Guests: Please join us for the Tri-State Legislative Forum Friday, December 6, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) 4647 Stone Ave, Robert E Dunker Student Center (RED) Building, Room W108 Sioux City, Iowa To view the agenda for this event, click here.  […]