~ $24.8 million investment will create 227 new jobs ~
Columbia, SC — United Community Bank, a retail and commercial banking service provider, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenville County and name the location as the company’s new corporate headquarters. The $24.8 million investment will create 227 new jobs.
Founded in 1950, United Community Bank is one of the largest full-service financial institutions in the Southeast, with more than 160 branches in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. With an executive presence in Greenville County since 2012, United Community Bank specializes in personalized banking services for individuals and businesses. Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products such as specialized lending, mortgage, advisory services, treasury management and wealth management.
Located at 200 East Camperdown Way in Greenville, United Community Bank’s new facility will serve as the company’s corporate headquarters and will also house a retail branch.
The company’s new headquarters are expected to be completed by 2024. Individuals interested in joining the United Community Bank team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project and awarded Greenville County a $750,000 Set-Aside grant for costs related to this project.
“We are pleased to establish a permanent, long-term presence in Greenville as part of our growth strategy. As we expand across the Southeast, we continually evaluate the right solutions for the future of our company and see this investment as a significant step toward preserving the special culture we have built over the last 70 years. We remain committed to all communities across our footprint and look forward to being a contributor to business growth across the entire region.” -United Community Banks, Inc. Chairman and CEO Lynn Harton
“It is a testament to the overall excellence of our state when a company decides to establish their headquarters in South Carolina. We welcome United Community Bank to their new home and celebrate the 227 jobs they are bringing to the Greenville community.” -Governor Henry McMaster
“With United Community Bank expanding in Greenville County and selecting the location to be the company’s new corporate headquarters, we celebrate another big win for the state and local community. We look forward to watching their continued growth in our community for years to come.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Since 2012, United Community Bank has demonstrated a strong commitment to Greenville County and our state by steadily expanding services and operations. County council has worked diligently to ensure a favorable business climate which enables quality companies like United Community Bank to thrive here. This expansion and establishment of United Community Bank’s new headquarters in Greenville is testament that our economic development strategies continue to pay dividends.” –Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Willis Meadows
“United Community Bank has been an excellent, long-term partner to the city of Greenville. United Community Bank’s expanded commitment and decision to make Greenville its headquarters affirms the work we’ve done to retain and attract strong corporate citizens. With our mission to support financial services, entrepreneurship and advanced manufacturing, Greenville is establishing itself as a destination for innovation and a first-class workforce.” -City of Greenville Mayor Knox White
Five Fast Facts
- United Community Bank is expanding operations in Greenville County and naming the location the company’s new corporate headquarters.
- The $24.8 million investment will create 227 new jobs.
- United Community Bank is a retail and corporate banking service provider.
- The new headquarters will be located at 200 East Camperdown Way in Greenville, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the United Community Bank team should visit the company’s careers webpage.
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 businesses 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 has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or new corporate headquarters
About United Community Bank
United Community Bank (United) is a subsidiary of United Community Banks, Inc. and is based in Greenville, South Carolina, making it the largest bank headquartered in the state. United is one of the largest full-service financial institutions in the Southeast, with $17.8 billion in assets, and 160 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The bank specializes in personalized community banking services for individuals, small businesses and companies throughout its geographic footprint, including Florida under the brand Seaside Bank and Trust. Services include a full-range of consumer and commercial banking products, including mortgage, advisory, treasury management and wealth management. Respected national research firms consistently recognize United for outstanding customer service. In 2020, J.D. Power ranked United highest in customer satisfaction with retail banking in the Southeast, marking six out of the last seven years United earned the coveted award. United was also named “Best Banks to Worak For” by American Banker in 2020 for the fourth year in a row based on employee satisfaction. Forbes included United in its inaugural list of the World’s Best Banks in 2019 and again in 2020. Forbes also recognized United on its 2020 list of the 100 Best Banks in America for the seventh consecutive year. United also received five Greenwich Excellence Awards in 2019 for excellence in Small Business Banking and Middle Market Banking, including a national award for Overall Satisfaction in Small Business Banking. Additional information about United can be found at www.ucbi.com.
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