CertusBank’s Future Headquarters Relocation to Greenville, SC, to Create 350 Jobs
The bank operates 32 branches in South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. Florida. Presently it operates from the Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, SC, offices of its parent--Blue Ridge Holdings---and its operations center in Easley, SC. In its first five months of existence, the company acquired three financial institutions, and said it plans to expand its presence by buying more banks in other markets.
The South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved CertusBank for Job Development Credits (JDC), This discretionary, performance-based incentive rebates a portion of new employees' employees' withholding taxes that can be used to address specific needs of individual companies.
"Our entire economic development team--GADC, City of Greenville, Upstate SC Alliance, Greenville Chamber, State Department of Commerce--all worked very hard to assist the bank in making this happen," said H.G. "Butch" Kirven Jr., director of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and chairman of Greenville County Council.
Mayor Knox White noted that Greenville's strong economic development activity and pro-business climate makes the region attractive to "migrating" capital and industry players, like CertusBank.
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