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Provalus Plans Columbus County, North Carolina, Operations

Provalus, an IT services company, plans to establish operations in Columbus County, North Carolina. The $500,000 project is expected to create 92 jobs.

The company will locate in a 20,000-square-foot facility in downtown Whiteville.

“We are proud to announce the first phase of our partnership with the Whiteville community. Choosing a city for a new office is about more than selecting a place to put desks. We’re choosing a new town to add to our Provalus family,” said Will Ruzic, Vice President of Facilities and Operations. “This launch means Whiteville will forever be part of the Provalus story and we hope to be a meaningful part of Whiteville’s future.”

The project is being supported by a performance-based grant of $300,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

“We are excited to welcome Provalus to rural North Carolina,” noted N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “When tech companies choose rural communities, it validates that the state’s talent pipeline is our most valuable resource while demonstrating the importance of our strategic plan’s goal to prepare each community to attract innovative businesses.”

Provalus provides full-service technology solutions including cybersecurity, cloud & infrastructure support, data analytics and intelligent automation services, business optimization, and application development.

In addition to the N.C. Department of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), other partners in this project include the General Assembly, Community College System, Southeastern Community College, Golden LEAF Foundation, North Carolina’s Southeast, Columbus County Economic Development Commission, County of Columbus, Columbus County Chamber of Commerce, Columbus Jobs Foundation, Columbus County Schools and City of Whiteville.

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