Tuesday, July 14, 2009

US Bank Facility and Job Growth on Schedule

The finishing touches are being put on a new home mortgage facility in Owensboro, and a lot of new jobs come with the territory U.S. Bank announced this spring it would add 300 jobs to its operations in Owensboro. Now, the new facility off the U.S. 60 Bypass and Highway 54 is starting to take shape.

"There's quite a bit of growth going on out in that area, but the new building is up, we're on schedule to move in in mid-September," Jennifer Garris with U.S. Bank said.

Nick Brake of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation said these 300 professional, back-office employees are just the kind of jobs he's trying to attract to the community.

"They are what we would classify as professional, back-office positions, something we're trying to focus and target a little bit in our community as we look at as we grow in the future," Brake said.

Some say the majority of new jobs will come from existing companies in the community like U.S. Bank, not new companies moving into the area.

U.S. Bank has about 850 workers on the payroll in Owensboro. The new facility opens in the fall.

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