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Blackbaud Expands World Headquarters In Berkeley County, South Carolina

05/19/2016
Blackbaud, the leading provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community, is expanding its existing world headquarters operations in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The project is expected to create 300 new jobs over the next five years.

In an effort to expand its corporate headquarters in Berkeley County, Blackbaud is moving into a larger estimated 360,000-square-foot facility on Daniel Island. Expected to be completed in phases, phase one of the new facility will be located at the intersection of Fairchild Street and Central Island Street, while phase two will be located at the intersection of River Landing Drive and Fairchild Street.

With construction of phase one anticipated for completion in 2018, Blackbaud is actively recruiting new staff and expects new positions to be added as the project progresses.

“For nearly thirty years, we’ve called South Carolina home, and we’re proud to deepen our roots in this great state with this generational investment. This community is very important to us, and this project improves our ability to give back in even more meaningful ways, while boosting the local economy. I’d like to thank the State of South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Berkeley County and City of Charleston for their continued support of Blackbaud and for their commitment in making South Carolina a place where technology companies and those they employ can thrive,” said Blackbaud President/CEO Mike Gianoni.

“We are a purpose-driven company with employees who are deeply committed to advancing the social good movement. Our new headquarters project allows us to build a workplace that cultivates collaboration, promotes disruptive innovation and inspires employees to reach their full potential,” Blackbaud Executive Vice President of HR John Mistretta said.

“We’re proud of the competitive environment for business development that Team South Carolina has worked to create in our state, and to see one of our most innovative companies choose to make a significant investment and create 300 new jobs here proves that those efforts are paying off. We couldn’t be more excited to congratulate Blackbaud on the success they’ve found here, and we look forward to watching this fantastic company continue to grow here for many years to come,” Governor Nikki Haley said.

“The significant expansion of Blackbaud’s headquarters in the Charleston region demonstrates that this global market offers the competitive advantages innovative companies and entrepreneurs need to succeed – highly-skilled talent pool, access to capital, and the available space to locate/expand. The Charleston region is a very robust and growing technology hub, offering tremendous opportunities for career mobility,” Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board Chair Anita Zucker said.

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