Resources for Your Business Success

Find resources available to businesses within Sioux City’s downtown district below; including information about our storefront grant, rent relief program, and other additional resources. These tools can be used to help you stay up-to-date and connected to Downtown Partners.

Request An Account

Join the Downtown Partners website! Doing so will allow you the edit/update your listing as necessary.

Request An Account

Add Your Events

Events within the downtown district can be promoted on the Downtown Partners website, and featured in the weekly E-blast!

Connect on Social Media

Follow Downtown Partners on social media so we can follow you back, promote your page, and tag you in posts.

Connect on Social Media

Storefront Grants

In an effort to enhance existing downtown spaces, Downtown Partners has created the Downtown Sioux City Storefront Grants program. Eligible projects must be located within the boundaries of the Downtown Partners SSMID and funds are strictly for use towards storefront improvements and/or start-up business space needs.

The goal is to provide an incentive to help attract new and retain existing downtown commercial office/retail tenants while enhancing the overall value and appeal of the downtown business district. The program offers a matching grant to owners or tenants (with the owner’s permission) of commercial property in Downtown Sioux City.

The grant aids in the form of matching funds that are paid to selected applicants upon completion of an approved impact project. Grant funding is available equaling up to 50% of owner or tenant investment, capped at $4,000 per storefront.

Rent Relief Application

The Rent Relief program offers financial support to new business owners in Downtown Sioux City. In an effort to fill vacant downtown storefronts, Downtown Partners has created a Downtown Sioux City Business Recruitment effort in the form of a rent relief program. Eligible spaces must be located within the boundaries of the Downtown Partners SSMID and funds are strictly for use towards a graduated rent relief schedule.

Downtown Partners will work with the property owner to provide a 50% reduction in rent for up to six months of a minimum 36-month lease agreement. This recruitment program has funds available to reduce rent for new downtown businesses. Downtown Partners will pay 25%, with a maximum amount of $3,600, for the reduction in rent if it is matched by the property owner at 25%. This will reduce rent by 50% for the new business.

Meet our Business Development Coordinator, Tracie!

She is your direct contact for Downtown Partners and would be happy to assist in anything you may need! To reach Tracie, please email or call 712-252-0014 ext. 2.

Doing Business in Downtown

Downtown Partners invites you to be part of Sioux City's exciting cultural and entertainment area! The "Doing Business in Downtown" resource guide is designed to take you through the steps from conception to realization and provide the right resources & contacts to move forward from any stage of your businesses development.

Download the "Doing Business in Downtown" Resource Guide

Other Organizations Available for Assistance

Siouxland Economic Development Corporation

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.

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Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses, and more. 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.

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Siouxland Initiative

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.

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City of Sioux City

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.

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Need more assistance?

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 or call us at 712-252-0014.