Business Development Coordinator HIRED!

Downtown Partners Welcomes New Business Development Coordinator

Downtown Partners in Sioux City, Iowa is proud to welcome Grace Nordquist as the new Business Development Coordinator. Nordquist is a Panora, IA native who recently graduated with the class of 2020 from Morningside College, receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communication; emphasis in Corporate Communication. In her new role, she will be responsible for all duties relating to the development and execution of the Downtown Partners business support program.

Prior to Morningside, Nordquist received her Associate of Art’s Degree from Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, IA in the spring of 2018. Nordquist has worked with various organizations, some in the Siouxland area- including Morningside College, through different internships and work study positions. These prior experiences have prepared the recent college grad for the start of her career at Downtown Partners. “This job is exactly what I was looking for. I cannot explain how excited I am to start my career at Downtown Partners and stay in the Siouxland community. I’m looking forward to expanding my current connections and building new ones along the way, all while giving back to the growing downtown community.”

The goal of the Business Development Coordinator is to assist in attracting and retaining businesses in downtown Sioux City. Nordquist will be the front-line contact for businesses to help create growth and ensure a strong business climate. Downtown Partners executive director, Ragen Cote states, “The selection committee was instantly impressed with Grace when we interviewed her for this position. She has a great attitude and a passion for this community. I’m eager to work with Grace and continue helping our downtown businesses succeed.”

Nordquist will be calling on business owners in the upcoming weeks and posting on social media to ensure ongoing communication. She can be reached at or by calling (712) 252-0014. The Downtown Partners office at 418 Pierce Street remains closed to the public to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please call for an appointment. To learn more about Downtown Partners and to stay up to date with what is happening in Downtown Sioux City, visit or check out Downtown Partners – Sioux City on Facebook.

Downtown Partners in a non-profit organization that works with stakeholders to create a vibrant, expanding downtown. What makes Downtown Partners unique from other groups, organizations and government departments is that they identify and address the specific needs of downtown stakeholders to give them an opportunity to provide more value and better serve the community. They serve as the communication hub for downtown businesses, collaborates with businesses that have similar needs and interests, represents downtown businesses through city processes, facilitates and coordinates revitalization efforts, encourages economic development, and promotes Downtown Sioux City.