Sioux City crowned top small metro for business growth in the nation

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The Sioux City Metro is once again receiving national recognition for its economic development efforts. For the sixth time since 2007,  we’ve been crowned as the top metropolitan area of it’s size at business growth.

This is not only the sixth time in a decade, but second year straight Siouxland has received this honor. 

The award comes from Site Selection Magazine and was presented to Sioux City and surrounding communities including Le Mars, North and South Sioux City, and Dakota Dunes for their work in bringing economic development to Siouxland. 
 
The magazine found that Siouxland 26 qualifying projects this past year alone, defined as an investment of at least $1 million, addition of 20,000 square feet, and creation of at least 20 jobs.
 
“I’ve been here a few times in the last several years, it speaks to the power of incremental investment by existing companies. A lot of people think economic development is about trying to lure companies, but it’s also about taking care of your own” says  Adam Bruns, Sight Selection Magazine Managing Editor.  
 
“It’s great to be able to tell your story, and the more we can tell our story… because it’s a great story, it’s a great community with great people. The more we’re able to tell that story the more growth will occur here, at this point we want people to move here because we’re at the point where work force has become our issue… we’re not going to stop trying to do business” says Marty Dougherty, Sioux City Economic Development Director.
 
Companies like Seaboard Triumph, CF Industries, Saber, and Tyson Meats all helped boost economic development in Sioux City. In fact, Seaboard Triumph just invested another $34 million to the already $300 million project to build their state of the art pork processing plant.
 
The magazine editor is headed down to Omaha where our I-29 neighbors won first place for their population tier as well.

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