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Company breaks ground on IT center in Vermillion

VERMILLION (AP) — A Minnesota-based software services company has broken ground on an information technology support center that will bring 200 jobs to southeast South Dakota.

Eagle Creek Software Services is building the center in Vermillion, and it's also partnering with the University of South Dakota to train eventual employees.

Company executives and area leaders broke ground on the new center on Tuesday.

Eagle Creek chief executive Ken Behrendt tells KTIV television (http://bit.ly/17Lq02S ) that there's a need for STEM jobs in the country, and the problem can be solved in the Midwest.

The firm worked with USD to help home-grow new tech talent through a customized four-course certificate.

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