May 8, 2012
-- LINCOLN - May 8, 2012 – The Nebraska Rural Futures Conference, convening through Thursday, May 10th, has an array of pivotal leaders and speakers scheduled to inform and engage attendees, including Governor Dave Heineman, National Geographic photographer Joel Satore, and Xpanxion chairman and CEO Paul Eurek. The conference is designed to make leaders aware of the ever-changing conditions that affect the business environment, within the region and globally. Additionally, the conference aims to challenge individuals to shape the future of Nebraska into one that is robust, sustainable, and filled with diverse opportunities.
The Rural Futures Institute, the organization sponsoring the conference, recognizes that the future success of Nebraska’s industries will rely on their ability to develop innovations, adjust to radical changes, and utilize entrepreneurial opportunities. Eurek, who discovered unforeseen value in rural software consulting, established a business around this unique potential, and the company is growing rapidly. On Wednesday, he will fittingly appear on a panel entitled, “Be the Change You Want to See – Examples from the Rural World”. Enthusiastic for this opportunity to reach out to other entrepreneurs, Eurek said, “This conference is geared to introduce business leaders, college and university personnel, and rural economic development teams to the framework of resources and tools that are available to promote an innovative spirit that can drive high quality economic growth in our rural states.”
Eurek also recently attended the National Governor’s Conference in Omaha at the end of April. Governor Heineman, chair of the National Governor’s Association, structured the conference to focus around the growth of state economies. This event also emphasized the increasing importance of innovation and entrepreneurship and included talks about improving economic conditions in the area. Xpanxion, Eurek’s company with offices in Kearney and Loup City, Nebraska, serves as an example of creating high tech jobs in rural America through software outsourcing. Other notable attendees included Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, and University of Nebraska President J. B. Milliken.
Xpanxion, LLC provides outstanding software services to a variety of multinational companies. Founded in 1997, the company specializes in providing excellent software quality assurance, development, and consulting to its clients who exist across multiple industries and lines of business. Xpanxion’s Rural Outsourcing model, which leverages lower cost structures by combining global, onsite, and rural operations, has been proven successful by incredible growth and is continually picking up momentum across the country. The company’s website can be found at www.xpanxion.com.