Red Ventures, a direct marketing technology company, plans to double the size of its Indian Land headquarters in Lancaster County, South Carolina, with estimates of generating 1,000 jobs in five years.
"We are thrilled to be able to add this adjacent land to our campus. The next few years will be full of challenges and opportunities and we are hoping to double the size of our current workforce," said Red Ventures CEO Ric Elias. "This additional land will allow us to grow, while also maintaining the unique, employee-friendly environment we've created."
The firm recently acquired 16 acres next to its 17-acre, 150,000-square-foot campus, at 521 Corporate Center Park, south of Charlotte, North Carolina. The new area, the price of which was not immediately available, will give the company an opportunity to expand its unique employee amenities, which already include: an indoor basketball court, fitness center, and gourmet café with subsidized meals.
"South Carolina continues to be the place where companies can prosper, and Red Ventures' announcement today in Indian Land is another indication of that. We look forward to the company's continued growth in our state," said Gov. Nikki Haley.
The company employed 300 when it moved to South Carolina in 2009, and is now approaching 1,000 employees. "It's great to see a high-tech company like Red Ventures grow and add to its payroll in South Carolina. Our state's business-friendly climate and strong workforce talent continue to help draw new job-creating investments like this one," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. Information on whether the firm's latest job creation plans will be assisted by state incentives was not immediately available.
"We are excited about this announcement and the opportunities that Red Ventures has brought to Lancaster County and the region since locating here three years ago," said Lancaster County Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare. "They are annually recognized as one of the top places to work in the Charlotte region. As we continue to diversify our local economy, Red Ventures will play an integral part in developing local talent that will lead to successful, high-paying careers for our residents, especially the youth entering the workforce who are excellent candidates for positions with Red Ventures."