Iowa’s West Coast Initiative and Downtown Partners will again host the Small Business Marketplace in downtown Sioux City this holiday season!
Small Business Marketplace is in its 3rd year of operation. It is designed to provide local vendors the opportunity to discover the downtown market, while creating a convenient one stop shop for consumers.
The marketplace will be. open 10 am – 4 pm every Saturday starting November 26th, on Small Business Saturday and continue December 3rd, 10th, and 17th.
Location will be downtown, but the building has yet to be determined at this time. To keep up with the location, vendor list, and all the latest follow Iowa’s West Coast Initiative or Downtown Partners on Facebook or Instagram.
According for Forbes Magazine multiple studies show that these small businesses reinvest in the local economy at a higher rate than chains do. For every $100 spent at one of these businesses, for example, $68 stays in the community. That is more than twice the national average that larger chain stores reinvest.
“We hope everyone has the opportunity to come and check out this great event. We do our best to create a downtown/main street feeling while you shop, and our vendors really adopt the idea as well. Iowa’s West Coast Initiative and Downtown Partners are grateful to be able to help provide this opportunity to local vendors and the Siouxland Community. It is a community effort in every essence of the term, from the property owners, to realtors, to vendors, and the Siouxland community as whole. We couldn’t do it without them.” – Jesse Hinrichs / Entrepreneurial Community Navigator with Iowa’s West Coast Initiative