The RTC model is based on the philosophy that an incubator should tailor programs and spaces to fit your goals, not theirs.
The Regional Technology Center (RTC) is a highly competitive startup landscape where ventures become adventures. We offer a customizable business incubator that helps your concepts and ideas accelerate quickly into execution and evolution.
Located in Valley City, ND, the RTC is a dynamic partnership between the Valley City-Barnes County Development Corporation and Valley City State University (VCSU). The incubator was created to take advantage of the unique expertise and relationships in the area.
North Dakota is the heart of one of the nation’s most robust and thriving economies. It’s in our nature around here to do what it takes to help our neighbors succeed. Why Valley City?
We have evolved the incubator concept by localizing and adapting to each business venture we host.
We customize our resources to fit your venture and eliminate distractions so you can focus on your core competencies.
We look at everything you need to successfully establish and grow your business.
We locate community businesses and services for you to assist in business structure planning, marketing, accounting practices and more.
We provide financial assistance and tap into resources that will help you.
We provide mentorship from other successful ventures, including networking opportunities with like-minded people and companies.
We understand how technology businesses operate. As your launching pad, we’ll connect you with community partners and university students.
Valley City–Barnes County and Valley Development Corporation owns the 20,000 sq.ft., state-of-the-art incubator. The corporation’s philosophy is to take a hands-on, individualized approach to assisting incubator residents.
Suite 1 - OCCUPIED / BEK Communications
Suite 2 - OCCUPIED / EduTech and Parker Hannifin
Suite 3 - 4,377 sq. ft.
Suite 4 - 3,044 sq. ft.
2 Garages - 386 sq. ft. each
Located near the incubator is Valley City State University, a leader in STEM education and has earned the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges in America for 16 years and counting.
According to Eagle Creek president and CEO Ken Behrendt, North Dakota and Valley City are the perfect fit for tech ventures because the region:
North Dakota ranks #3 as a pro-business state in America, according to the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2013.
North Dakota ranks #2 in the nation in state competitiveness and is ranked #2 in a national entrepreneurship index. / Beacon Hill Competitiveness Index, 2012
North Dakota was named the best run state in the nation for the second year in a row. North Dakota also received Standard & Poor's top credit ranking of 'AAA.' / 24/7 Wall Street, 2013
North Dakota residents and businesses have received over $1 billion in cuts to personal, corporate and property taxes, from the 2009, 2011 and 2013 legislative sessions. / North Dakota Tax Commissioner
Business Facilities ranked North Dakota #1 for economic growth potential in 2013.
Forbes Magazine's 2013 Best States for Business and Careers recognizes North Dakota as the #2 state for business.
North Dakota has increased exports by 585 percent since 2000. / U.S. Department of Commerce, 2012
Gallup Job Creation Index ranks North Dakota #1 for the Best Jobs Market in 2012.
North Dakota ranks #1 in the nation for the highest growth of GDP in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and leads the nation in personal income growth. / Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2012, 2013
North Dakota was named the nation's #1 top overall growth performer since 2000. / U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2013. University of Nebraska, Bureau of Business Research, 2012
John Hoeven / Former ND governor
In 2013, State Legislature lowered the top corporate income tax rate from 5.15% to 4.53%Corporate tax exemptions
The sunsets that dip down low across the wide-open Sheyenne River Valley horizon will make you fall in love with our seasons. Plus, there’s year-round adventures just down the highway at Lake Ashtabula, Ft. Ransom, public golf courses, hiking trails, snowmobiling, and much more.
Just 45 minutes the other direction is North Dakota's largest and fastest growing city: Fargo.
In January 2005, Eagle Creek Software Services, a successful insourcing company located in the Twin Cities, became one of the RTC's first residents. Using what has since become known as The Dakota Business Model, the company quickly outgrew its space.
In December 2011, Eagle Creek moved its expanded operations into Tech II, a two-story, 20,000 sq. ft. technology project center built by the development corporation.
Today, Eagle Creek in Valley City continues to provide employment and business opportunities for the region. Its business model has continued to inspire the way the RTC functions as a support system for incubator residents.
With more than 300 consultants, Eagle Creek Software Services is an Oracle partner and the largest United States-based systems integrator, providing consulting and technical services within:
Ken Behrendt / Eagle Creek president and CEO
Eagle Creek's Dakota Model is comprised of three U.S.-based project centers providing competitive choice to large corporate IT organizations as they look to continually improve efficiencies and quality, while managing price and risk.
The Eagle Creek Model
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The project center delivery platforms, in conjunction with onsite consulting services, offer a unique onshore, offsite approach through a non-urban project center.
Our project teams, comprised of onsite consultants and Dakota Model Project Centers like the Regional Technology Center in Valley City, adopt and adapt to the client’s IT practices working in unison with the client team.
In December 2011, Eagle Creek moved its expanded operations into Tech II, a two-story, 20,000 sq. ft. technology project center.
We'd like to hear from you about how Valley City and the Regional Technology Center fit your current or planned tech venture. We’re ready, let’s talk.