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General Information Services Plans $2.7 Million Operations Center In Richland County, South Carolina

General Information Services, Inc., one of the most experienced and largest background screening providers in the nation, is expanding its Midlands operations with a new facility in Richland County, South Carolina.

The company is investing more than $2.7 million in the new facility, which will complement the firm’s existing Lexington County corporate headquarters. The expansion is expected to generate 91 new jobs over the next five years. To expand its Midlands operations, GIS is leasing 18,000 square-feet of office space at 1001 Pinnacle Point Drive in Columbia, South Carolina.

As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $50,000 grant to Richland County to assist with the costs of real property improvements related to the project.

“The management and employees of GIS are very excited about our new building location on the east side of Columbia. Over the past 20 years we have been growing our business and increasing the number of employees located at our Chapin Headquarters. Our continued growth allowed us to expand to the new location at Pinnacle Point. We expect to hire in excess of 200 people at that location over the next year. This location will also allow us to hire and employ professionals living in the northeast area around Interstate 20 and Interstate 77. We look forward to continued growth at this second location in Columbia,” General Information Services CEO Raymond Conrad said.

“We are very excited about and proud of the new location at Pinnacle Point. Partnering with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and Richland County made this a very smooth process, along with the work done by NAI Avant, 1X1 Design & Hood Construction to get the space renovated and up fitted for occupation,” General Information Services CFO Sharon Mann added.

“General Information Services has been a prominent business headquartered in Central South Carolina for decades, and we are excited about their expansion. With over 91 new jobs and $2.7 million in investment, this growth attests to the pro-business atmosphere and dedicated leadership in South Carolina. Congratulations to General Information Services and to Richland County,” said Central SC Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan.

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