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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Development Agreement with Dordt Reflects University's Local Impact

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The City of Sioux Center is offering a $1.725 million development agreement for a number of significant building projects by Dordt University.

The City Council recently approved this agreement, which is designated for a number of facilities, many of which are available for public use. It also includes retention or creation of up to 25 local jobs, noting the long-term impact the university has had and continues to have in growing Sioux Center.

“Dordt is a tremendous asset to the community and these facilities will be a tremendous asset as well,” said Councilman Dale Den Herder.

Councilman Jamie Van Ravenswaay noted that more than 1,000 Dordt alumni have chosen to live and stay in Sioux Center.

“You can’t question the economic impact,” he said.

Mayor David Krahling noted that this development agreement was similar to those with other businesses planning to create jobs and attract people to Sioux Center. 

“There is no question that Dordt has been a huge part of our growth over the years, and their continued thriving is good for the community,” he said. “Communities that don’t have universities don’t have that way of attracting people.”

The development agreement approved by the council is designed to be spread out over four years, beginning in June 2022.

The council also plans to consider an urban renewal development agreement of $525,000 for Dordt’s campaign at a future meeting, bringing the City’s total to $2.25 million.

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