Andrew Nilges was born and raised in the North Sioux City area. Andrew graduated from the University of South Dakota with his Masters in Public Administration with a specialization in State and Local Government. He has served as Executive Director of the North Sioux City Economic Development Corporation since 2017. Andrew is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), earning his certification through the International Economic Development Council in 2022. He received Governor Kristi Noem’s Excellence in Economic Development award in 2022.
Andrew enjoys being active in the community, serving on board of directors for the Dakota Valley School District, South Eastern Council of Governments, Leadership Siouxland, Explore Sioux City, and the Heartland Economic Development Course.
Andrew and his wife Erin have three children. They enjoy being active members of the community, swimming, arts, athletics, and traveling.