News & Events

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.

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 […]