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Siouxland region named first in the nation for economic development

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The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce has brought several big economic development projects to the region over the past ten years.

Wednesday marked a momentous occasion for three states in the Siouxland area: Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota.

"Today I am pleased to say that for the last decade, we have been particularly effective in our recognition and our ranking of our Siouxland Metropolitan Statistical area, as received from the economic development trade publication in the nation," said Skip Perley, Vice Chairman for Thompson Electric Innovations.

Site Selection magazine, ranked the Siouxland area first in the nation for economic development.

We have managed to appear in the top three in eight of the last ten years. We couldn't be prouder of that track record and on a number of those occasions we were ranked first in the nation, I believe, seven, eight, thirteen, and now fifteen," said Chris McGowan, President of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce.

City officials from North Sioux City, South Sioux City, and Sioux City gathered for this event.

Areas are determined for this notable rank are based on how cities generate job growth.

City officials from North Sioux City, South Sioux City, and Sioux City gathered for this event.

Areas are determined for this notable rank are based on how cities generate job growth.

"For the tier three of metro-level of population less than 200,000, the greater Sioux City is number one in the country," said Adam Bruns, Managing Editor for Site Selection Magazine.

Siouxland was also ranked in the top three nationwide based on projects that included new developments and met at least one of three criteria: capital investment of $1,000,000 dollars or more, creation of a minimum of 20 new jobs, or the addition of at least 20,000 square feet of new floor space.

"Obviously to be recognized by this particular magazine is quite an honor and to be recognized as many times as we have speaks volumes for the whole tri-state area, not just for Sioux City, but for everybody in the area," said Bob Scott, Mayor of Sioux City.

The Siouxland metro was also ranked second in 2009 and 2014, and finished third in 2006.The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce has brought several big economic development projects to the region over the past ten years.

Wednesday marked a momentous occasion for three states in the Siouxland area: Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota.

"Today I am pleased to say that for the last decade, we have been particularly effective in our recognition and our ranking of our Siouxland Metropolitan Statistical area, as received from the economic development trade publication in the nation," said Skip Perley, Vice Chairman for Thompson Electric Innovations.

Site Selection magazine, ranked the Siouxland area first in the nation for economic development.

"We have managed to appear in the top three in eight of the last ten years. We couldn't be prouder of that track record and on a number of those occasions we were ranked first in the nation, I believe, seven, eight, thirteen, and now fifteen," said Chris McGowan, President of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce.

City officials from North Sioux City, South Sioux City, and Sioux City gathered for this event.

Areas are determined for this notable rank are based on how cities generate job growth.

City officials from North Sioux City, South Sioux City, and Sioux City gathered for this event.

Areas are determined for this notable rank are based on how cities generate job growth.

"For the tier three of metro-level of population less than 200,000, the greater Sioux City is number one in the country," said Adam Bruns, Managing Editor for Site Selection Magazine.

Siouxland was also ranked in the top three nationwide based on projects that included new developments and met at least one of three criteria: capital investment of $1,000,000 dollars or more, creation of a minimum of 20 new jobs, or the addition of at least 20,000 square feet of new floor space.

"Obviously to be recognized by this particular magazine is quite an honor and to be recognized as many times as we have speaks volumes for the whole tri-state area, not just for Sioux City, but for everybody in the area," said Bob Scott, Mayor of Sioux City.

The Siouxland metro was also ranked second in 2009 and 2014, and finished third in 2006.

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The Siouxland metropolitan region ranks first in the nation for economic development, making it the fifth time in the last ten years.

Jim Jensen, chairman of the Siouxland Initiative (TSI) said, "We are proud to receive this national ranking and honored to be recognized by the leading publication in the field of economic development.
This award is affirmation of our commitment to growing Siouxland's regional economy and validation of the efforts of so many public and private sector leaders who have made economic development a top priority."

The Siouxland metro ranked second place in 2009 and 2014, and thid place in 2006. The region has ranked in the top three nationally in its population category in a remarkable eight of the last ten years.

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