IT consulting firm ECCO Select expands Missouri operations

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced on July 17 that IT consulting firm ECCO Select has decided Kansas City, Missouri, will remain its home. ECCO Select is investing $1.4 million to expand its headquarters.

The company sees Kansas City as the right place to expand its headquarters, which will enable ECCO Select to reach global markets. ECCO Select created an aggressive growth strategy and is eager to build a stronger international client base, according to ECCO Select's CEO Jeanette Prenger, according to the governor's statement. 

ECCO Select was founded in Kansas City in 1995 and has opened facilities in Washington D.C. and St. Louis, Missouri.

The company's expansion will create 96 new information technology jobs in Kansas City.

Information technology positions have been a key part of job creation under Nixon's administration and the governor's office recently increased their job creation estimate for the past year to 16,000 new positions, the governor's office reported.

"Missouri is proud to be home base for ECCO Select, a thriving company that complements our state's position as a hub for high-tech, high-paying jobs," Nixon said. "Maintaining a business-friendly environment and creating next-generation IT jobs is a top priority for my administration, and it's rewarding to see companies like ECCO Select recognize those advancements by reinvesting in Missouri communities."

Organizations expanding their business should work with technical recruiters to find the most qualified candidates for their open positions.