Officials from leading software company Blackbaud recently announced plans to expand the company’s presence in Berkeley County, South Carolina — an investment that will not only boost the area’s economy, but will create 300 new jobs over the next five years.
“For nearly 30 years, we’ve called South Carolina home, and we’re proud to deepen our roots in this great state with this generational investment,” Mike Gianoni, the company’s president and CEO, said. “This community is very important to us, and this project improves our ability to give back in even more meaningful ways, while boosting the local economy.”
Blackbaud’s Berkeley County operations will be moved to a 360,000 square-foot facility on Daniel Island. The expansion will be constructed in phases; the first phase, expected to be completed in 2018, will be erected at the intersection of Fairchild Street and Central Island Street. The second phase will be built nearby at the intersection of River Landing Drive and Fairchild Street.
“Blackbaud has been an incredible corporate citizen in Berkeley County for many years — investing not only in their business here but also in our county’s great people,” Bill Peagler, Berkeley County supervisor, said. “Berkeley County is extremely grateful for this new investment in the county and the hundreds of jobs it will create.”
Blackbaud specializes in software products for use by its 35,000 customers in the philanthropic sector, including nonprofits, charitable giving organizations, corporate social responsibility groups and educational organizations in 60 nations.
The company’s products include a variety of cloud and on-premise solutions along with a network of resources to keep organizations of all kinds and sizes running smoothly.
Blackbaud has operations throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
The company is already looking for new potential employees in South Carolina. For more information on jobs with Blackbaud, log on to www.blackbaud.com.