Jul 31, 2023
Sioux City, one of the real estate market areas served by members of the Northwest Iowa Regional Board of Realtors® was recently ranked No. 5 on the Summer 2023 Emerging Housing Markets Index issued jointly by The Wall Street Journal and®. This is the second time Sioux City has been included in the index in 2023, and an increase in ranking. The city was previously No. 7 in the Spring 2023 Emerging Housing Markets Index.
Jul 31, 2023

Cold-Link Logistics is celebrating their new cold storage facility in Southbridge Business Park in Sioux City. The Miami-based cold storage warehousing firm held a ribbon cutting and open house on July 28, 2023 at their new $60 million facility, which has been open for nearly 3 months. Located on 37 acres of the city’s 27 Flags industrial site, the company currently employs 80 people and is serving local companies such as Perdue, empirical and Wells Blue Bunny with plans for a 120,000 sq. ft. expansion by next summer.

Apr 11, 2023

Missouri River Historical Development (MRHD) named local non-profit, Iowa’s West Coast Initiative as the recipient of a $750,000 Economic Development Match Grant during their official announcement event today at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City.

The $750,000 grant will help support the redevelopment of an existing vacant building located in downtown Sioux City into an Innovation Center that will serve as a hub for entrepreneurial activity and help support business growth in the region.

Mar 31, 2023

The Sioux City Economic Development Department and Sioux City Fire Rescue will host a “Business for Breakfast” event on Friday, April 21 at 8:00 a.m. at the Sioux City Convention Center. The free event will feature Dave Anderson, author of Becoming a Leader of Character: Six Habits that Make or Break a Leader at Work and at Home and share how to develop a plan for growing leaders of character in your life.

Mar 1, 2023
The Sioux City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), also known as the Siouxland tri-state region, retained the nation’s top spot for economic development for populations under 200,000 for the fourth year in a row according to results released today by Site Selection magazine in their 2022 annual rankings. The news, hailed by elected officials, including South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, and local business leaders, represents the eleventh time Siouxland has ranked first in the nation since initially earning the coveted spot in 2007.

Nov 14, 2022

A week of events relating to innovation and entrepreneurship will take place in Sioux City as part Iowa’s West Coast Initiative Annual Launch Week, November 15th - 18th. Launch Week aims to inspire and promote collaboration among students, business owners and professionals throughout northwest Iowa by providing workshops, startup presentations and networking opportunities.

Nov 1, 2022
Several local leaders were joined by a representative of the federal government’s Economic Development Administration and three executives from Omaha-based Oracle Aviation on Tuesday afternoon for a groundbreaking for the metro region’s new Aviation Center at the Sioux Gateway Airport / Brigadier General Bud Day Field.
Oct 28, 2022

Restoration St. Louis, Inc. has received the Growing Sioux City” award acknowledging the companys investment in downtown Sioux City. RSL has invested $77.5 million in Downtown to rehabilitate the Warrior Hotel and Davidson buildings. The award was accepted by owners Amrit and Amy Gill and was presented by Mayor Bob Scott. A new tree will be planted to signify Restoration St. Louiscommitment towards the growth of Sioux City, IA.

Oct 24, 2022

Iowa’s West Coast Initiative and Downtown Partners are excited to announce that Small Business Marketplace is back again this year in Downtown Sioux City, Iowa. The event is designed to promote downtown businesses and invite other local businesses to set up shop for the holiday season. The marketplace will be held at Bluebird Flats this year and take place each Saturday throughout the holiday season.

Oct 24, 2022

In an effort to enhance existing downtown spaces, Downtown Partners has created a Downtown Sioux City Storefront Grant program. Eligible projects must be located within the boundaries of the Downtown Partners SSMID and funds are strictly for use towards storefront improvements and/or start-up business space needs.

A “storefront” is described as: the facade of a store; a room(s) of a commercial building, typically used as a store. Several storefronts could make up one building parcel.