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United Community Bank Establishes Greenville, South Carolina, Corporate Headquarters

United Community Bank, a retail and commercial banking service provider, plans to expand operations in Greenville, South Carolina. The $24.8 million investment will create 227 new jobs.

The company will name the location as its new corporate headquarters and expects the expansion to be completed by 2024.

"We are pleased to establish a permanent, long-term presence in Greenville as part of our growth strategy. As we expand across the Southeast, we continually evaluate the right solutions for the future of our company and see this investment as a significant step toward preserving the special culture we have built over the last 70 years. We remain committed to all communities across our footprint and look forward to being a contributor to business growth across the entire region,” said United Community Banks, Inc. Chairman and CEO Lynn Harton.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project and awarded Greenville County a $750,000 Set-Aside grant for costs related to this project.

"With United Community Bank expanding in Greenville County and selecting the location to be the company's new corporate headquarters, we celebrate another big win for the state and local community. We look forward to watching their continued growth in our community for years to come,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.

Founded in 1950, United Community Bank is one of the largest full-service financial institutions in the Southeast, with more than 160 branches in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. With an executive presence in Greenville County since 2012, United Community Bank specializes in personalized banking services for individuals and businesses.

"Since 2012, United Community Bank has demonstrated a strong commitment to Greenville County and our state by steadily expanding services and operations. County council has worked diligently to ensure a favorable business climate which enables quality companies like United Community Bank to thrive here. This expansion and establishment of United Community Bank's new headquarters in Greenville is testament that our economic development strategies continue to pay dividends,” Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Willis Meadows noted.

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