LPL Financial, an independent broker/dealer, plans to construct a new regional headquarters in York County, South Carolina, to accommodate its growing customer service operations. The company plans to invest at least $150 million through 2022 and create 3,000 jobs.
The new LPL Financial corporate office will be in Kingsley Park in Fort Mill, South Carolina, immediately off of Interstate 77 at Highway 160. Construction will begin in 2015 with expected completion in the fall of 2016. The building will demonstrate LPL Financial's commitment to sustainability by leveraging site features, technology and materials to minimize the impact on the environment. Planned amenities-including a fitness and health center, ergonomically designed furnishings, onsite eatery and access to commerce and outdoor spaces, including the adjacent Anne Springs Close Greenway-will promote the health and well-being of employees.
LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc., has designated the greater Charlotte region as its primary destination for job growth over the next five years. The company plans to triple its existing area employment level over time to 3,000 employees. The company plans to continue hiring while the Fort Mill headquarters is under construction.
"This is a proud moment for all of us at LPL as we stand on the threshold of a new era for our Charlotte-area employees. We plan to create a work environment that supports innovation, collaboration, and engagement-a space that promotes employees' overall well-being and where they will feel proud and excited to come to work every day. We know that by building such an exciting workplace, our employees will be empowered to do their best to support our clients. I look forward to the completion of our new campus and to our continued partnership with Governor Haley, York County, and the greater Charlotte region for years to come,” said Mark Casady, Chairman/CEO of LPL Financial said.
"LPL Financial is one of the nation's premier financial advisor firms, and we couldn't be more excited that they are choosing to grow and succeed here in South Carolina - investing $150 million and intending to create a total of 3,000 new jobs in our state. We welcome LPL Financial to South Carolina and look forward to a successful partnership for many years to come,” said Governor Nikki Haley. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits for the project.
"LPL Financial's decision to select York County as home for this 3,000-employee investment services center represents the largest single job creation announcement in York County's history. The Kingsley North location in Fort Mill proves our ability to compete for Class A office projects in the Charlotte region. Fort Mill and the entire I-77 corridor will be transformed by this and future projects that are pending in York County,” said Britt Blackwell, chairman of York County Council and the I-77 Alliance.