In order to succeed we need to find the best people, and a community and State that we work with to develop those people. That’s what we have in Pierre, South Dakota.
At Eagle Creek, we operate a rural sourcing model – we call it “U.S. Onshoring”. We have Technology Centers in North & South Dakota and Minneapolis, MN. From here, we provide technical and consulting services which help our customers get the best use out of their software investments.
U.S. Onshoring competes internationally and only works with the collaborative relationships we have with the State of South Dakota and the City of Pierre. The willingness, innovation, talent and “can do” spirit of a community like Pierre enables us to continue to build this sustainable, scalable, and stable IT Services company.
The Pierre area immerses you in nature with its glorious autumns, its stunning winters and its sun-drenched summers. Whether you’re drawn to river islands, wide-open spaces or shimmering lake waters, they’re all within your reach.
From the wild action of a rodeo to the historic beauty of the State Capitol, you’ll find much in Pierre and Fort Pierre that reflects the area’s rich history and transformation from a frontier trading post to a seat of government and hub of transportation.
As two of South Dakota’s oldest settlements, Pierre and Fort Pierre combine the history, heritage and culture of the American West with unparalleled year-round outdoor recreation.
Enjoy unlimited outdoor recreation on the Missouri River and the rolling hills and prairies of the Great Plains all year-round. Acquire a new perspective on the past by standing on the site where Lewis and Clark met the Teton Sioux. Explore the Missouri’s wooded Farm Island Recreation Area and La Framboise Island Nature Area, or fish for walleye, bass and salmon in Lake Oahe’s emerald depths. Kick back and watch eagles wheel and turn above the rugged bluffs or immerse yourself in birding, biking, boating, golf and tennis. Stroll our friendly downtowns and wide-open spaces to learn what makes the Pierre area a great place to live, work and play.
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The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce is a great place to start your relocation adventure on the river. Their web site, www.pierre.org, includes a listing of preferred businesses as well as what to see, what to do, where to eat, and more. Visit their site, or better yet, call 1-800-962-2034 and request a Visitor’s Guide with relocation information.
Once you’re here, getting hooked up is easy. Here are some frequently needed services:
Utility Hook Ups, Electricity & Water
- City of Pierre: 605-773-7407
- City of Ft. Pierre: 605-223-7690
- Inman’s Water Technologies: 605-224-5111
- Robbins Water Conditioning: 605-223-2720
- Montana Dakota Utilities: 800-638-3278
cable, internet, and phone
- Dakota 2000: 605-945-1427
- Midcontinent: 1-800-888-1300
- M&N Wireless: 1-866-383-8686
- Santel Communications: 605-224-9998
- SDN Communications: 605-334-7185
- Century Link
Renting or owning is a personal, financial and lifestyle decision.
Some folks prefer to rent and understand the area over a period of time and some folks embrace home ownership immediately.
Either way, there is a range of choices in both the property rental and purchase market.
A good place to start is by going to the Pierre Capital Journal newspaper classifieds:
Or for help in searching for a new home, contact any of these Pierre realtors:
The South Dakota Housing Development Authority is right here in Pierre to help you with buying your first home, down payment assistance and homebuyer education. Visit SDHDA.
Home Ownership in Pierre & Ft. Pierre – A Brief History
Accepting a position with Eagle Creek and relocating to Pierre can also have an impact on your significant other. There are challenging and rewarding opportunities available in Pierre, South Dakota.
Pierre has a vibrant and varied business community with great opportunities to serve in leadership roles in education, agriculture, health, environment, human services, public safety, tourism, revenue, transportation and recreation.
Pierre also encourages entrepreneurs, with free business consulting and get-started loans available through the Small Business Development Center and local development corporation.
For a listing of the jobs in the Pierre area available through the South Dakota Department of Labor, click on the following link: South Dakota Job Service
For opportunities advertised in the Pierre Capital Journal newspaper, click on the following link:
Capital Journal classified – Jobs
If you are interested in working for the State of South Dakota, please visit the following link:
State of South Dakota job posting
New positions are announced on Tuesdays and Fridays. Application details are available on-line.
After a hard day of solving global IT problems with your team, there are many restaurants and venues around town catering to a wide variety of tastes. For a full list of restaurants you can reference the city guide.
There are many opportunities to get involved in and around the community of Pierre. From taking advantage of the great location and all that it provides, to joining one of the many clubs and societies. For information on activities and community involvement through the city itself please use the links below.
South Dakota’s capital city is Pierre, home to around 14,000 residents. As two of South Dakota’s oldest settlements, Pierre and Fort Pierre combine the history, heritage and culture of the American West. Pierre has unparalleled year-round outdoor recreation on the Missouri River and the rolling hills and prairies of the Great Plains. Acquire a new perspective on the past by standing on the site where Lewis and Clark met the Teton Sioux. Visit the friendly downtowns and wide-open spaces to learn what makes the Pierre area a great place to live, work and play. You’ll enjoy the many outdoor activities and recreational areas after moving to Pierre. Besides being a popular hunting and fishing area, the city offers great parks with miles of trails and a number of well maintained campgrounds.
Founded in 1880 on the Missouri River opposite Fort Pierre, Pierre has been the capital since South Dakota gained statehood on November 2, 1889, having been chosen for its location in the geographic center of the state. Fort Pierre itself was named after Pierre Chouteau, Jr., an American fur trader of French origin.
In 1803, the United States completed the Louisiana Purchase from France, which included the area that would later be named South Dakota. In September 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark anchored their canoe at the site of present-day Pierre. During that time, Lewis and Clark met with 50 or more chiefs and warriors, including the Teton Sioux. They named the nearby river Teton, in honor of the tribe, but it is now called the Bad River.
When the explorers returned to St. Louis in 1806, they described the streams full of beaver and grasslands full of buffalo, and they noted the lack of trading forts in the Pierre area. Their report soon attracted people interested in exploiting the riches of the region.
In 1861, the Dakota Territory was formally established. Once the railroad line made South Dakota more accessible, settlers began to pour in, causing the Great Dakota Boom of 1878-1887. During that period, in 1880, the new town of Pierre began as a ferry landing at the site of a railroad terminal, across the river from Fort Pierre on what was formerly Arikara Indian tribal grounds. Rapid growth ceased when droughts struck throughout South Dakota, bringing the period of prosperity to a quick end. On February 22, 1889, South Dakota entered the union as the 40th state.
In 1944, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that resulted in the construction of the Oahe Dam near Pierre, which still serves the region. The dam, the largest of six Missouri River dams and one of the largest dams in the world, has a generating capacity of 700,000 kilowatts. Along with the other dams on the Missouri River in South Dakota, it generates more than 2 million kilowatts of electricity. Other benefits of the dam include expanded recreation areas, irrigation, increased public water supplies, and fish and wildlife development.