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 Economic Development News 
Thursday, June 19 2014

Global company to invest $391,500 to support growing business
 
Columbia, SC -- iQor US, Inc., a global provider of business process outsourcing and product support services, is expanding its Dorchester County call center to support growing business initiatives. The $391,500 investment is expected to create more than 320 new jobs.
 
At the completion of the expansion expected for the end of the year, the company's 42,000-square-foot Center of Excellence, located at 8440 Dorchester Road in North Charleston, will employ more than 700 people. iQor currently employs more than 32,000 associates in 17 countries.
 
The company partners with global brands to deliver aftermarket product and customer support solutions that span the consumer value chain, from customer care and receivables management to product diagnostics and repair services.  
 
Applicants interested in a position with iQor may apply online at http://www.iqor.com/applynow.
 
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $50,000 set aside grant for real property improvements related to the project.
 
QUOTES
"North Charleston has consistently been a highly successful operation for many years, and so it was an easy decision to expand our presence and create jobs in this market. We have every confidence that the highly-skilled Low Country area labor market can provide the talented individuals required to handle the complex transactions inherent to the servicing of our top-of-industry clients." -Mason Argiropoulos, chief HR officer at iQor
 
"Congratulations to iQor on their more than $390,000 investment and creation of over 320 jobs in Dorchester County. Their continued confidence in our highly skilled workforce is another indication that we are on the right track and we appreciate their contribution to our strong business community and to Team South Carolina over the years." -Gov. Nikki Haley
 
"We are excited to watch this global company continue to grow in the Palmetto State. iQor's presence in South Carolina tells the world that we are ready to do business on all levels and in all types of industries." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
 
"In 2007, iQor chose to expand their global operations here in Dorchester County, and we are pleased to see their continued success. We are happy they are investing in Dorchester County once again, and we look forward to our continued partnership with iQor." -Dorchester County Council Chairman Bill Hearn
 
"The expansion of iQor gives us confidence that North Charleston and Dorchester County continue to be great places to do business.  We applaud iQor's success and are thankful for the capital investment and job creation that will benefit our community.  We commit to maintaining a local environment that is friendly to commerce and accommodating to the needs of all of our North Charleston businesses." -City of North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey
 
 
FIVE FAST FACTS
  •    iQor US, Inc. is expanding its Dorchester County call center.
  •    $391,500 investment is expected to create more than 320 new jobs.
  •    The company's 42,000-square-foot Center of Excellence is located at 8440 Dorchester Road in North Charleston.
  •    iQor expects to have more than 700 employees at the completion of the expansion slated for the end of the year.
  •    The company currently employs more than 32,000 associates in 17 countries.
 
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing businesses grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and community development. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. South Carolina ranked first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports in both 2012 and 2013. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

Visit the Commerce Newsroom for more project announcements and South Carolina business news.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
  Allison Skipper, APR
  Director of Marketing & Communications
  South Carolina Department of Commerce
  (803) 737-1998
  askipper@sccommerce.com
  www.SCcommerce.com

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