Logistics and Distribution

In Northwest Iowa, Logistics represents a significantly greater percentage of the employment than is represented in the State of Iowa and in the nation. 

Northwest Iowa also is at the center of the country’s railroad network. The Region is served by the Union Pacific (UP),  Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), and B&I Railroad, which runs through Sioux County, connects to UP, BNSF, and Canadian National (CN).

Commercial air service is also available nearby at the Sioux Falls, S.D. Regional Airport and the Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa. All of our six counties have a smaller airport to support general aviation.

The Big Soo Terminal,  located on the edge of Sioux City, is the furthest northern barge terminal on the Missouri River and it offers worldwide shipping. 

Warehouse and Distrribution Laborshed Study (April 2020)