The Siouxland Initiative (TSI) with its tri-state economic development partners conduct approximately fifty in-depth interviews with primary-sector companies–companies that ship goods and services out of the community and bring revenue back in during the first quarter of the year. Questions are asked that deal with workforce issues, utility concerns, expansion plans, sales and market share, technology, industry specific challenges and community services. Responses that are specific to the company remain confidential and are used to assist local economic development organizations in retaining companies in the area and assisting companies in their expansion efforts.
Although the size of the companies surveyed vary, the average number of local employees in the companies participating in the survey is approximately 335. The companies in the survey represent all of Siouxland’s major industries including manufacturing, food processing, construction and agricultural-based chemical production.
For more information regarding TSI’s business retention program, contact Sam Wagner, Director of Business Retention at 712.255.7903 or firstname.lastname@example.org.