Resources for your business success.

Below are resources Downtown Partners provides to businesses within the downtown district. Follow the steps below to stay up-to-date and connected to Downtown Partners. You will also find the information for the storefront grant, a direct contact for Downtown Partners, and additional outside resources for your downtown business.
Step 1: Claim Your Business

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

Step 2: Add Your Events

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

Step 3: Connect on Social Media

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

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

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.

Read more about the Storefront Grants by downloading the Application PDF.

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. Benefits 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.

Read More by Downloading the PDF Application

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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 ex. 2

OTHER Organizations Available for Assistance

Siouxland Economic Development Corporation

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.

Small Business Development Center

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

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

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 or visit their web site at