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Verizon Wireless Invests $3.5 million and creates 260 New Jobs in Upstate

February 16, 2017

Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest provider of telecommunications products and services, is expanding its existing operations in Greenville County. To accommodate its continued growth, the company is investing $3.5 million and creating 260 new jobs.

Employing a diverse workforce of more than 160,000 and headquartered in New York, Verizon Wireless and its industry-leading network provide a variety of products and services to consumers and businesses nationwide. In addition to its wireless services, Verizon Wireless offers a premiere, all-fiber network, which helps the company deliver integrated solutions to millions of consumers and businesses around the world. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

$3.5 million

New Investment


New Jobs

Served By

Laurens Electric Cooperative

“With access to an outstanding workforce and an ‘open for business’ policy by state and local officials, we are truly looking forward to expanding our presence in Greenville. As we work to streamline our national operations and improve the total customer experience, our center in Greenville has a proven track record of providing outstanding results and delivers great service to our customers nationwide.”

– Christine Baron
Verizon Wireless Customer Care Senior Vice President

“We are excited about the continued faith and investment Verizon Wireless has placed in our community. It is our pleasure to serve as their utility partner and support their most recent S.C. expansion.”

– J. David Wasson, Jr.
Edisto Laurens Electric Cooperative President and Chief Executive Officer

“It’s wonderful to see such a world-renowned company like Verizon Wireless not just locate in South Carolina, but grow and thrive as well. This expansion announcement is a tremendous win for Greenville County, and it shows the world that South Carolina continues to be ‘Just right’ for business.”

– Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Verizon is a world-class leader in wireless technology as well as broadband and fiber. The Mauldin community has called them a good neighbor for over 14 years, and we congratulate their continued growth and appreciate their dedication to our community.”

H.G. (Butch) Kirven Jr
Greenville County Council Chairman

“Today, we congratulate Verizon Wireless on the announcement of its latest South Carolina expansion. By creating 260 new jobs in Greenville County, Verizon Wireless is making a real commitment to the community and to our state as a whole, and we are excited for the continued success we know this partnership will bring.”

– Gov. Henry McMaster