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State Welcomes Navigant’s Third South Dakota Location

PIERRE, SD - Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) a Chicago-based global consulting firm with locations in Mitchell and Plankinton, will be expanding its presence in South Dakota with a new location in Vermillion, local officials recently announced. The expansion is expected to bring an additional 50-60 jobs to the area by the end of the year, and 120 by the end of 2013.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with this announcement,” said Pat Costello, Commissioner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). “This company is growing its footprint and making a significant investment in our state.”

While Navigant works in a number of industries – including healthcare, energy, and financial services, the office in Vermillion will be part of the national medical billing and coding offerings. Navigant currently has similar offices in Mitchell and Plankinton.

The company is receiving matching workforce development funds for the project in Vermillion, as well as to increase employee numbers at its Mitchell location. In the next year, Navigant expects to add new positions in Mitchell as well.

 “As any businessperson knows, a ready and trained workforce is vital to any operation,” said Costello. “By helping to prepare employees from within our state, we are bettering our workforce as well as assisting a great company.”

Steve Howe, Executive Director of the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company, said Navigant is going to be a great fit in Vermillion. “Navigant has a great reputation not only in South Dakota, but across the globe as well.” said Howe.

Bryan Hisel, Executive Director of the Mitchell Area Chamber & Development Corporation, echoed similar sentiments about the company’s presence in Plankinton and Mitchell. “This is a company that is already established in our region and we welcome their continued growth,” Hisel said.  “Navigant has proven to be an excellent employer offering good jobs in an office environment.”

Navigant is expected to begin operations in Vermillion in the next two to three months. People interested in information on employment opportunities in Vermillion should contact Steve Howe at the Vermillion Development Office at steveh@vermillionchamber.com or (605) 624-5571. Those interested in Mitchell should contact Bryan Hisel at the Mitchell Area Development Corporation at bhiselmadc@santel.net or (605) 996-1140. Or you can visit Navigant’s career site at www.navigant.com/careers.

About Navigant: Navigant is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services, and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at www.navigant.com.

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