BB&T Corp. plans a $30 million, 140,000-square-foot mortgage servicing center in Mauldin that will house more than 600 employees, company officials said.
The employees work primarily in administrative, back office, and support functions and will relocate to 825 E. Butler Road. The mortgage servicing and other operations now are located at 301 College St. in Greenville.
Bank officials planned to break ground on the new facility Thursday.
Officials at the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based financial services holding company have said they plan to relocate the main downtown Greenville office from College Street to nearby 2 W. Washington St., where BB&T will occupy nearly 7,000 square feet.
At some point, the College Street location could be sold, but the timing is uncertain, BB&T officials have said.
“The construction of this new mortgage servicing center is indicative of BB&T’s commitment to South Carolina, Mauldin, and the greater Greenville area,” said Tol Broome, BB&T mortgage lending president. “With this state-of-the-art facility, we will be better equipped to provide our clients with superior service as we help them fulfill the dream of homeownership.”
“The city of Mauldin is proud to welcome BB&T’s mortgage division to our city,” said Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines. “The addition of BB&T will positively impact our community and generate more opportunities for the entire Upstate, and we are committed to working with them to make this endeavor a huge success.”
Raines said Mauldin “has worked diligently” to enhance opportunities for growth and development.
“Our geographic location, outstanding infrastructure, and exceptional quality of life make Mauldin an excellent choice for business,” Raines said.
“Being able to welcome BB&T’s mortgage division is an enormous opportunity for the city of Mauldin,” said Taft Matney, a city council member and chairman of the Economic Planning and Development Committee. “BB&T’s decision to locate in Millport at East Butler and I-385 showcases more advantages for business in Mauldin. This project will attract more businesses, hotels, and restaurants to the area and highlight the city as a prime location for corporate investment.”
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