Assistance is available through Downtown Partners to owners within the district. For more information please contact Ragen Cote, Executive Director of Downtown Partners Sioux City, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 712-252-0014
An SBA Certified Development Corporation for the purpose of helping small business to package financial assistance in business expansion and creation. SEDC operates a revolving loan fund that provides gap financing at rates that are 2% below bank rates on a fixed term up to 10 years. Loans are available with 10% down for a maximum of $100,000.
The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses, and provides comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields. The SBDC is the only nationally accredited entrepreneurial development program in Iowa and receives guidance and funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Contact Todd Rausch, Regional Director at 712/274-6454 or visit www.corporatecollege.biz.
The Siouxland Initiative is a partnership of business and government designed for the purpose of marketing, job creation, job retention, and business expansion. A portion of the Siouxland Initiative funds are set aside for direct assistance to business in the form of loans for job creation and retention.www.siouxlandchamber.com/economic-development-contacts.html
The City of Sioux City offers a full range of assistance to new business and new development. Contact Marty Dougherty, Economic Development Director at 712/279-6345 or visit their web site at www.locatesiouxcity.com.