Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp.: JAMF Software receives 2014 Paragon Award

Eau Claire — JAMF Software is the 13th recipient of the Paragon Economic Impact Award – an annual award recognizing local businesses for their impact on the community’s economic health. They received more than one nomination for the 2014 Paragon Award because of the recent opening of their $12 million dollar office building, and their consistent commitment to improve the community that they work in.

“I am very excited to present The Paragon Economic Impact Award to JAMF Software. With their exceptional growth and contributions to this community, they have become icons.” Luke Hanson, Executive Director of the EDC explained. “JAMF Software has gone above and beyond the requirements for the Paragon Award and we look forward to seeing their accomplishments prosper in the future.”

In September of 2014, JAMF Software moved out of its older 16,000 square foot office into a four-story building with more than 17,000 square feet per floor. Currently the software company occupies two of the four floors – but looks forward to quickly filling the remaining space due to company expansion.

JAMF’s new building overlooks Phoenix Park and was constructed with locally sourced and/or recycled materials. This 72,000 square foot building contains plenty of open space as well as 75 meeting and conference rooms. Employees enjoy the 70 pieces of artwork that hang throughout the building’s open areas and meeting rooms – purchased from local artists, including students from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

JAMF Software employs approximately 350 people worldwide, with 150 of those employees (over 40 percent) working in Eau Claire.

In addition to providing new work space for its employees, and by purchasing and displaying work of local artists, JAMF is making attempts to invigorate the community by purchasing downtown buildings and businesses for renovation.

After accepting the award, Zach Halmstad spoke to the employees of JAMF stating “let’s continue to do great things in Eau Claire and the world!”

Currently, JAMF (in partnership with other local businesses and individuals) is working on renovating two downtown hotels in Eau Claire: the former Ramada and Green Tree Inn & Suites. These two projects alone will bring 130 hotel rooms, a restaurant, a coffee shop, and a number of other small businesses.

The Paragon Award is annually presented to a local business that demonstrates excellence and positive economic impact in the Eau Claire Area. Thank you to the continuing sponsor of the Paragon Award, Royal Credit Union (RCU).


The Eau Claire Area EDC, a nonprofit organization, is a public/private sector partnership that works to advance economic prosperity through business and job growth. The EDC does this by working with individuals, businesses, and communities seeking to create, retain, and expand business in the Eau Claire area. For more information contact the EDC at 715-834-0070 or visit www.eauclaire-wi.com.