The community of Kearney recently celebrated the move of Xpanxion into its new home in the community’s Tech oNE Crossing technology park. Governor Pete Ricketts helped cut the ribbon on the company’s new $4 million, 20,000-square-foot facility and praised the business-educational partnership which supports the economic development initiative.
“If we want to keep our young people here we have to create the kind of jobs and careers that they’re looking for, and this expansion and UST Global really represent those types of career fields that will help us keep our young people,” said Governor Ricketts during the ribbon cutting.
The company opened its first “rural sourcing” location in Kearney in 2006 and has partnered with the University of Nebraska-Kearney to attract talented graduates. Using that model, Xpanxion has opened similar locations in four other states.
The software development and testing company, founded in 1997 in Atlanta, Ga., by Loup City, Neb., native Paul Eurek, is now part of UST Global Group. Xpanxion currently employs about 90 people in Kearney and, with this initiative, could create an additional 29 jobs.
Kearney is served electrically by Nebraska Public Power District’s Retail Division.