Secure payment solutions company Eckoh has announced the selection of Omaha, NE as the location for its U.S. headquarters.
The Hertfordshire, England-based Eckoh has already taken up new office space in Westfield Office Park in the Regency-Westroads area in Omaha.
Eckoh has built its corporate presence in the U.S. over the past two years, and already has over 60 employees in the United States. Eckoh, Inc.’s official U.S. address is still listed as being in Phoenix, AZ. The company now plans to conduct an array of technology-based hiring in Omaha over the next two years.
Nancy Czarnick, president of Eckoh Secure Payments, said in a statement that “Omaha markedly stood out among many options for our U.S. Headquarters. It was an easy and natural choice in the end.”
Czarnick, who is a native of Columbus, NE, added that “The City of Omaha has welcomed Eckoh with open arms, and we couldn’t be more grateful to our colleagues at the Chamber, the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership and the Department of Revenue that aided our selection and establishment efforts over the past 18 months.”
The company cited an attractive tax incentive program, an overall lower cost of doing business, and a central location as factors that led to their selection of Omaha and Nebraska as the location for their U.S. headquarters.
The Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership, a program of the Greater Omaha Chamber, assisted with Eckoh’s real estate search, and also served to connect the company with the Nebraska Advantage program. The Partnership works across state lines, embracing an innovative two-state, regional approach to economic development in eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa.
David G. Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber, noted that the region is home to some of the biggest success stories in the financial services industry, and Eckoh is a natural addition. “We look forward to seeing – and helping – the company thrive with our driven pool of tech talent and a business climate that encourages continued growth,” said Brown.
Eckoh has been delivering telephone-based services since its inception in 1992. In 2010, Eckoh became Level One PCI DSS compliant and diversified its service portfolio to include secure payment solutions. Eckoh now processes over $1 billion in payments for customers annually and has the capacity to handle over $16 billion.