KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Vermillion To Welcome New IT Center



Bookmark and Share

An information technology company is on the verge of bringing nearly 1,000 jobs to the state of South Dakota.

Eagle Creek software services already has an IT center in the state and now is opening another in Vermillion.

The company is building a unique partnership with the university of South Dakota, a relationship state leaders support.

"This is an exciting day for Eagle Creek, but it's also an exciting day for many young South Dakotans," said Governor Dennis Daugaard.

"South Dakota is simply the best place to do business," said USD President James Abbott.

"America has an IT problem, it's time for Americans to solve that problem," said Ken Behrendt, president of Eagle Creek Software Services.

President of Eagle Creek Software Services, Ken Behrendt said the problem is meeting the information technology market demand to provide U.S. based services.

Now, Behrendt's company is helping solve America's IT problem, by expanding in the state of South Dakota.

The business began in 1999, hosting locations in Pierre, North Dakota and Minnesota.

"Technology is fundamental platform of how we do business, both social and economic," said Behrendt.

"It's really exciting for us," said Abott.

USD School President James Abbott said the school has developed an Information Technology Consultant Academy, allowing students the opportunity to get credit for taking IT classes.

"This is not only a great education, but it's also an opportunity for a fulfilling position in the knowledge business," said Abbott.

The technology center will be around 30,000 square feet and will host anywhere from 150 to 200 employees. The location is set for right across the street from Walmart.

"What you can look forward to is a great program starting virtually immediately," said Abbott.

For Governor Daugaard, he said he can relate to students on the verge of graduation and says Eagle Creek Software Services is a useable outlet to jump into the workforce.

"Here's a way that they can use a tuition paid opportunity, train themselves with a certain skill set and provide a job and find a job right here in Vermillion that they can start their career with," said Daugaard.

The technology center in Vermillion is set to break ground within the next couple of months with the hope to open by January of 2014.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Thousands Walk In SF Relay For Life

Thousands of cancer survivors and supporters are coming together to remember those ...

Concerns Over Immigrant Children In SD  story with video

It's an issue that is spreading across the country, and now into South Dakota. Gov. ...

Police Collect 3,500 Pounds Of Medication

Over the last two years, the Sioux Falls Police Department has collected 3,500 ...

Students Hold Fundraiser For Accident Victim  story with video  Jul. 25

Small Plane Crashes Near Rapid City; No One Hurt  Jul. 25

Cast With A Cop Reels In New Record  Jul. 25

Police: Huron Man Passing Out Tainted Peaches  Jul. 25

Back To School Sales  story with video  Jul. 25

SD Gov. Concerned About Immigrant Placement  Jul. 25

Damaged Road In Western SD Won't Be Closed  Jul. 25

New State Forester Named For South Dakota  Jul. 25

Wessington Springs Tornado Fund Nears $150,000  Jul. 25

Obama Aide Says Impeachment Threat Taken Seriously  Jul. 25

Laura And Brian Preview This Weekend's Movies  story with video  Jul. 25

Annual FamilyFest Expects Crowd Of 20,000  story with video  Jul. 25

Pierre Library Director Says Fines Long Overdue  Jul. 25

Mines Students, Others Present Research In Pierre  Jul. 25

Survey Finds Support For Atlantic Salmon In Oahe  Jul. 25

Council Members Call For Alcohol Ban Now   story with video  Jul. 24

Local Business Helps Employee Battling Cancer  story with video  Jul. 24

KDLT News Archive
     

SD Gov. Concerned About Immigrant Placement

New data released by the US Department of Health ...

Police: Huron Man Passing Out Tainted Peaches

Police in Huron are looking for an individual who ...

Obama Aide Says Impeachment Threat Taken Seriously

One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says ...

Students Hold Fundraiser For Accident Victim  story with video  Jul. 25

Concerns Over Immigrant Children In SD  story with video  Jul. 25

Damaged Road In Western SD Won't Be Closed  Jul. 25

Small Plane Crashes Near Rapid City; No One Hurt  Jul. 25

New State Forester Named For South Dakota  Jul. 25

KDLT News Archive
     

Lind's walkoff lifts Canaries  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD-- The Sioux Falls Canaries opened a seven-game homestand ...

Asfora Adult Open includes player from Scotland!  story with video

The Asfora/Clayton Adult Open Tennis Tournament began Friday night in ...

Snowfox coach excited about new facility  story with video

All eyes will be on Mitchell this weekend for the state swim meet. But Snowfox ...

Vikes open new era under Zimmer  story with video  Jul. 25

Birds swept in St. Paul  Jul. 24

SF West wins Region 2-A title  story with video  Jul. 24

Chris Dixon is retiring from Indoor Football  story with video  Jul. 24

Brookings Bandits getting closer to goals  story with video  Jul. 24

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top