VC3 is a leading managed services provider with a focus on municipal government and mid-market businesses. We are the largest managed services provider focused on local government in the United States—and we have consistently grown our team, explored new technologies, expanded and enhanced our existing solutions, and accelerated our geographic expansion for over 25 years.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, VC3 forms partnerships with organizations to help them achieve their goals through the use of information technology. In addition to providing comprehensive managed IT solutions and support, VC3 offers cybersecurity, cloud services, website design, custom application development, business intelligence services, and IT in a Box™—a packaged set of IT services designed for smaller municipalities.
Since VC3’s beginning, we have intentionally focused on municipal government. We felt the public sector was underserved and often overlooked by IT providers. We remedied this problem by developing long-term partnerships with municipalities, learning about their particular needs, and helping them unlock the full potential of IT. Based on client feedback, our team created reliable, secure, and powerful technology solutions with a client experience that felt like we were right down the hall.
Over time, this focus has led to four offices serving over 900 satisfied local government customers across 22 states. VC3’s commitment to supporting local government has also included long-standing relationships with the Alabama League of Municipalities, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, Georgia Municipal Association, Iowa League of Cities, Kentucky League of Cities, North Carolina League of Municipalities, Municipal Association of South Carolina, and Tennessee Municipal League.
The ongoing knowledge gained from these relationships and decades-long track record of successful local government and mid-market business service affords VC3 greater insight to understand your unique challenges and how we can best help your city, town, or organization achieve its goals through information technology.
Our Mission and Values
Our mission is to serve every city and town in the United States—with a core focus and passion to deliver technology experiences that will positively impact the daily lives of our clients.
We adhere to seven core values:
- The Service Gene: We’re all in customer service. We seek to positively impact others through our interactions.
- Passion for What We Do: Our enthusiasm for technology fuels us. We embrace new challenges to help others thrive.
- Own It: We have courage to do what’s right; resolve to take responsibility; and grit to cross the finish line.
- Stronger as a Team: Solving complex problems requires collaboration and collective focus. We learn, strive, and win as a team.
- Constant Improvement: Our desire to always make things better demands every ounce of talent, energy, and creativity. We reject the status quo, ask the right questions, and love learning.
- Diligent Communication: Consistently sharing concise and valuable information is crucial. We earn trust, speak plainly, and respect others’ time.
- Process Driven: We always follow our current, best-known processes until better ones are discovered and implemented to be followed by all.
Publicly recognized for our employee culture, VC3 earned a designation as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company in 2021 and a Best Place to Work in South Carolina for 11 consecutive years. We strive to make employee engagement a top priority and it means a lot that our employees have reported a consistently positive experience with their coworkers, leaders, and roles. This engagement reflects how much VC3 cares about its employees as we strive to provide them with a workplace where their wellbeing truly matters.
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“The Municipal Association of South Carolina created a strategic alliance with VC3 in 1999 to provide much needed and requested IT services to our member cities and towns. Our alliance has grown only stronger over the years. VC3’s philosophy of providing quality products and outstanding customer service fits perfectly with the mission and values of the Association.”
“The NC League of Municipalities and VC3 have been strategic technology partners since 2007. In addition to utilizing VC3 for many internal IT functions, we refer our member cities to VC3 without hesitation. Their professional staff works extremely well in the local government sector, where robust solutions are required, but with close attention to budgets. You can count on VC3 to provide an exceptional value for your IT needs.”
“Frontline Education is pleased to continue the strong, collaborative relationship that Excent Corporation enjoyed with VC3. VC3’s deep commitment to high quality solutions and services, along with their impressive skill sets, provides an important complement to the Frontline Education solutions. We look forward to working closely with VC3 as we continue to incorporate the Excent team into the Frontline Education family.”