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Economic Development

We Grow Business

The Department of Rural Economic Development is devoted to assisting citizens who live outside our urban center, Sioux City. The department's focus has been to promote small family farms and related farm businesses. The department is also involved in industrial, commercial, and residential development projects.


  • Assistance with business relocation and expansion options
  • Referrals and resources for start-ups and growing businesses
  • Customized solutions to support businesses
  • Input and analysis of development concepts and feasibility
  • Identification of locations that match business needs


    The Department of Rural Economic Development works with local, state and federal legislators to advocate on behalf of businesses and families in rural Woodbury County.


    Loan Program

    "Investing in Woodbury County" is a 2% fixed rate secured loan program designed to help start new business or expand an existing business physically located in rural Woodbury County.