Bringing IT back home: 10 prime locations for onshore outsourcing

As offshore outsourcing grows more complex and costly, American IT departments are increasingly turning to onshore providers to procure IT services. Here are 10 popular destinations for IT outsourcing in the U.S.

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Jonesboro, Ark.

One of Rural Sourcing Inc.'s three development centers is based in Jonesboro, Ark., the state's fifth largest city with 67,263 people. (Rural Sourcing's other development centers are located in Augusta, Ga. and Durham, N.C.) Jonesboro is a perfect example of the kind of "tier three" city where many onshore outsourcing and rural sourcing companies like to locate. Characteristics of tier three cities include location in a county of 50,000 or more people, proximity to a college or university, affordable housing, proximity to potential customers, and availability of financial incentives from state and local governments.

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