Vision: To Improve the Quality of Life of All People in Woodbury County
Missouri River Historical Development, Inc. (MRHD) is the nonprofit sponsor of the license for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City
in Woodbury County.
MRHD built and provides continued funding for the $7.6 million Sioux City Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center
. The Center is located on the riverfront and has attracted nearly 500,000 visitors since it opened in September 2002. It is free to all. This riverfront icon created a new image of pride and achievement in Woodbury County.
To date, MRHD has contributed more than $24.1 million to community organizations, the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Betty Strong Encounter Center.
MRHD Grant Program and Process:
MRHD provides the opportunity for all nonprofit organizations within Woodbury County to apply for grants each year. The grant programs are announced through all county news media. Application requests are not accepted outside the annual grant program.