Columbia, SC — Global Lending Services LLC (GLS), an automotive lending company, announced plans to expand its current operations in Greenville County. The more than $4.2 million investment is expected to create 669 new jobs.
Founded in 2011, GLS provides consumer financing for the purchase of new and used vehicles at more than 12,000 automotive dealerships that service over 150,000 customers throughout the U.S. The company has developed state-of-the-art technology and analytics with the ability to approve more customers at competitive rates and provide automated decisions to customers and dealers in less than 20 seconds. GLS currently employees more than 550 employees in its Greenville, S.C. offices, along with an additional 200 employees nationwide.
Located at 1200 Brookfield Boulevard in Greenville, S.C., GLS’ expansion will increase its footprint and capacity to accommodate growing sales. This expansion will enable GLS to double its operations in Greenville over the next five years to support customer growth and dealer demand.
The expansion is expected to be completed by the summer of 2020, with initial hiring efforts already underway. Individuals interested in joining the GLS team should visit https://glsllc.com/careers/.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“Greenville has been a great home to GLS. The city has provided a climate for tremendous growth for our organization. The talented workforce, along with the focus on automotive and consumer finance, has aligned well with our vision for GLS. We are excited about the next phase of our growth and look forward to many more years of continued growth and success in Greenville.” –GLS CEO Steve Thibodeau
“It is truly a testament to our growing business community when a company chooses to expand within our borders. We congratulate Global Lending Services LLC on the decision to invest more than $4.2 million and create 669 new jobs.” –Governor Henry McMaster
“We have worked very hard to cultivate a positive business environment in South Carolina, allowing companies like Global Lending Services LLC to grow and succeed. This expansion is a big win for the Upstate, and I’m excited to watch this company thrive for years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Greenville County Council is excited about Global Lending Services LLC’s major expansion of its business and employment in Greenville County. The GLS formula for success of developing advanced technology platforms and building strong relationships with customers and communities means that our top talent and pro-business policies are keys to GLS’ success. We congratulate GLS and extend best wishes for their continued success.” -Greenville County Council Chairman and Board Member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation H.G. “Butch” Kirven
“Global Lending Services LLC is renowned for delighting its customers with its use of creative new technologies and customized solutions. Their outstanding service delivery and community commitment are widely recognized and applauded. We welcome the company’s expanded operations and growing team to the city of Mauldin with open arms.” –City of Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines
Five Fast Facts
- Global Lending Services LLC (GLS) is expanding operations in Greenville County.
- The more than $4.2 million investment is expected to create 669 new jobs.
- GLS is an automotive lending company.
- Located at 1200 Brookfield Boulevard in Greenville, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the GLS team should visit https://glsllc.com/careers/.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State was among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis in 2018 – extending its streak of top five finishes since 2011. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine every year since 2011; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.