Business Assistance

The Sioux City Economic Development staff will work with you to grow your business in Sioux City. We will connect you with our many local and state partners each step of the way.


Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

SBDC offers free, confidential and customized business counseling and business plan development advice.

Siouxland Economic Development Corporation (SEDC)

SEDC provides financial assistance programs and services to assist small and medium sized businesses get started or expand.

StartUp Sioux City

Tracks news and information on entrepreneurship and innovation in Sioux City and provides resources for new, growing, and emerging businesses. 

Downtown Sioux City Resource Guide

Learn more about the resources and requirements to build a successful business in Downtown Sioux City.


The Sioux City chapter of SCORE provides free mentoring and low-cost workshops to entrepreneurs who want help starting or growing their small business.

IA Source Link

A statewide resource offering financial and technical resources for entrepreneurs, along with market research, calendar of events, and expert blogs for Iowa small business.

Iowa Economic Development Small Business Assistance

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) offers a variety of programs and services to attract and grow business, employment and workforce in Iowa.

City of Sioux City Fats, Oil and Grease Program

Food service establishments serving food or drink must notify City staff at the Wastewater Treatment Plant during renovations to be sure all local regulations are met.