Skyward, the local school software company, will build a new $20 to $30 million building in the Portage County Business Park in Stevens Point now that Wisconsin has multiple vendors providing a statewide student information system (SSIS) for schools.
Jim King, chairman of the board and founder of Skyward, announced the plans Wednesday, July 31, at a Wisconsin Celebration & Thank You Event Skyward hosted at SentryWorld Sports Center in Stevens Point to thank people for their continued support of Skyward on the SSIS issue.
He said the facility will be constructed on the northern 43 acres of the Business Park along E.M. Copps Drive, just south of the railroad tracks. The site is across Interstate 39 from the present facility and will be designed to house 1,000 employees, he said. “We’ll be breaking ground in the near future.”
“I’m delighted that Skyward will be staying in Wisconsin,” King said. “Skyward is investing in Wisconsin. We can only imagine what will be the future in the next 30 years.”