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2020 Rankings

  • Sioux City ranked #15 Hottest U.S. Job Market in metros with fewer than 1 million people - Wall Street Journal 
  • Sioux City is 1 of 4 communities in the nation to have Police, Fire, EMS and Communications accreditations
  • Sioux City nationally recognized for rapid rise in home values over the last decade (#1 in Iowa) - LendEDU 

2019 Rankings

  • Sioux City MSA ranked #1 for Economic Development Projects for populations of 50,000-200,000 - Site Selection
  • Sioux City MSA ranked in Top 25 Best Places to Work in Manufacturing - SmartAsset 
  • Sioux City re-designated as an Iowa Great Place - Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs 
  • City of Sioux City receives Best-In-State Employer - Forbes 
  • City named "Best NAIA Championship Host" for the NAIA Women's DII Basketball National Championship and "Best Champions of Character Event" for the Special Olympics Clinic - NAIA
  • Iowa ranked #2 Best State for Opportunity - U. S. News & World Report 
  • Woodbury County is the first certified ACT Work Ready Community in state of Iowa
  • Iowa ranked as Top State for Jobs in the U.S. - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Cone Park - 2019 Outstanding Attraction Award in a metro area - Iowa Economic Development Authority

2018 Rankings

2017 Rankings

  • #1 for Economic Development Projects for populations of 50,000-200,000 - Site Selection
  • City Named "Best NAIA Host" for the NAIA DII Women's Basketball National Championship - NAIA
  • #4 Most Competitive City in North America for Food and Beverage - Site Selection
  • Top 10 Startup Ecosystem in Silicon Prairie - State of the Silicon Prairie Report 
  • #4 Easiest Place in Iowa to Sell a Home - Smart Asset
  • 2017 Best Cities to Build a Forever Home - Goodcall 
  • #2 ENERGY STAR Top Small City - U.S. EPA
  • Top 100 2017 Overlooked Dream Cities - Goodcall

2016 Rankings