New software development firm looks to grow Rapid City businesses
RAPID CITY S.D. — Rapid City’s emerging tech sector welcomed a new software firm on Tuesday which looks to help grow local businesses.
The company, called Omnitech, is based in Sioux Falls. They officially opened their West River operations at the Ascent Innovation Center at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
The software development shop creates custom computer programs for companies. With the B-21 Bomber coming to Ellsworth Air Force Base, Omnitech says it wants to help fulfill contracts for companies that the bomber will attract.
“It’s very important to us that the small businesses in the community actually get a piece of that pie, and are able to go in and are able to work with those larger contractors,” said Chad Vondra, the Vice President of Omnitech.
Omnitech says it was drawn West River because of the workforce coming from the School of Mines. By the end of the summer, Omnitech aims to employ five people in Rapid City.