Large corporations looking to outsource their information technology or software development services increasingly pass over India and the Philippines to find help in places like Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa. It's still outsourcing, but it's the opposite of “off-shoring.”
“It is probably the hottest concept that's going on in the sourcing industry,” Eurek said. “It's going to have high growth rates over the next few years.”
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals called rural sourcing one of the top 10 industry trends for 2013.
Wednesday, a Minneapolis-based rural sourcing firm announced it would open a $10 million technology center in Vermillion, S.D., just over the border with Nebraska. It will employ 200 IT consultants.