NIC developed one of the United States first electronic government services for the state of Kansas in 1991. The company has built and managed online solutions that help government agencies, citizens and businesses interact more efficiently. NIC maintains long-term outsourcing contracts with nearly 20 states and three local government agencies. As one of the country's leading providers of outsourced, official government Web sites for states, counties and cities, NIC has developed a library of more than 1,000 unique electronic applications. It is one of the only publicly held companies that focus exclusively on serving the e-government market. Based in Olathe, Kan., NIC employs nearly 290 people.