Avant will locate new call center operations in an existing 25,000 square-foot building in Louisville, Tennessee. The financial services company expects to create more than 200 new jobs in Blount County over the next few years.
"As Avant continues to expand the suite of financial products available on its platform and grow its customer base, we saw an opportunity to add another operations site in Tennessee,” Avant President Adam Hughes said.
“This new facility will help support many of our growth initiatives so we can continue to provide our customers and partners with best-in-class services. Our leadership team conducted an extensive analysis of several locations and believe that the opportunities presented to us in Louisville will continue to move Avant in the right direction,” he added.
“We thank Avant for choosing to locate new operations in Blount County and for creating new jobs in Louisville,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “It means a great deal when a company chooses to locate new operations in our state. I look to forward to building a strong partnership with Avant and seeing its future growth in the years ahead as we strive to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Avant’s decision to open this new center, create jobs and invest in Louisville will have a significant impact on the Blount County community,” Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “There are over 77,000 Tennesseans employed in the business services sector and I appreciate Avant for continuing to grow this industry in our state. Thank you, Avant, for your commitment to Tennessee and Blount County.”