TD Bank is expanding its corporate operations and headcount at the bank's campus on Interstate 85 in Greenville, SC, pledging to create more than 1,400 new jobs here in the next three to five years and using state-of-the-art, green technology for the facility. TD Bank will also add more than 200 new positions in Lexington, SC, TD Bank said.
It is one of the largest job announcements in the state in recent years, the Associated Press reports.
"South Carolina is a great place to do business," Rob Hoak, Regional President, South Carolina, TD Bank said in a prepared statement.
TD Bank now boasts some 1,300 employees in the state, though currently, just 160 people work at the Greenville campus.
TD's parent company, Canada's Toronto-Dominion Bank, acquired South Financial Group last year, adding 176 new locations in the southeastern U.S.
Establishing Greenville as a regional headquarters for the bank is the latest step in TD's growth in the region, the bank reports.
Earlier this year, TD expanded its mortgage operations, bank operations and Small Business Lending teams in the state. Richard Bradshaw, head of U.S. Small Business Administration Programs, is based in Greenville and directs SBA growth footprint for the bank.
The Greenville campus also furthers TD's "green commitment," the company reports.
Its buildings are designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED) Gold certification.
The facility will have state-of-the-art lighting and climate controls, use water-efficient fixtures and recycled and low-emitting materials, and offer employees bicycle storage and preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.
The company's dual U.S. headquarters will remain in New Jersey and Maine.
But the Greenville campus will also serve the company's entire U.S. operations, particularly if an ice storm or snow storm knocks out power or otherwise hinders operations in the Northeast, Hoak told the AP.