The Siouxland metro area ranks first in the nation for economic development for cities with a population of 50,000 to 200,000 residents.
That's according to results announced Friday morning by "Site Selection" magazine.
Ron Starner, Executive Vice President of "Site Selection", made the announcement to around 100 local business leaders and elected officials at a Siouxland Initiative breakfast event:
It's is the third time in the last six years that the Siouxland region has been recognized with this distinction.
Siouxland Chamber director Chris McGowan says the ranking puts our area out front to companies considering an expansion or relocation:
The $1.7 billion announcement made by CF Industries, last November, coupled with major expansions at Sabre Industries, Tyson Foods, and Gerkin Windows and Doors contributed to Siouxland's 23 qualifying projects for the calendar year.