Grover Gaming, a software development and design company, will create 200 new jobs and invest $12.5 million over the next five years in Greenville, North Carolina.
Earlier this year, Grover Gaming was awarded a Job Creation Grant by the Greenville City Council as an incentive for creating 100 new jobs in the Greenville area. The newly announced expansion is an increase from their initial proposal in February.
“Eastern North Carolina has always been our home, so we are excited to further invest and contribute to its future prosperity and development,” said Garrett Blackwelder, founder and CEO of Grover Gaming.
To provide additional support for this project, the City of Greenville extended the current jobs investment grant by $200,000.
“The Greenville – ENC Alliance is proud to have had the opportunity to work with the team at Grover Gaming,” said Steve Weathers, president and CEO of the Greenville – ENC Alliance. “We successfully competed against Columbus, Ohio; Atlanta, Georgia; and Las Vegas, Nevada for this project. Our community continues to rise to the top of site selection projects as a premier destination due to our talent, connectivity, and livability.”
Numerous state and local partners supported this project including the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Golden LEAF Foundation, Pitt County, City of Greenville, Greenville Utilities Commission, and the Greenville – ENC Alliance.
Grover Gaming develops software, game content, and gaming systems. While it is headquartered in Greenville, the company is licensed in New Hampshire, Kentucky, North Dakota, Ontario Canada, Virginia, and South Dakota.