Direct marketing and sales company Red Ventures says it expects to add 1,000 employees over the next five years at its Lancaster County headquarters. The company announced Tuesday it has recently property next to its Indian Land facility that will allow it to double the size of its campus.
The company is expanding from 17 acres to 33 acres in an unincorporated area of Lancaster County that is located just south of Charlotte. Red Ventures helps a business grow through a combination of online marketing, telephone sales and technology infrastructure.
“We’re going to use that land to expand,” said spokeswoman Kylie Craig, “We’re still working through what kind of amenities the new building will have.” She said it will mostly consist of officespace.
She said the current building on site has a basketball court and cafe for Red Ventures’ nearly 1,000 current employees. The company had 300 people when it first moved to South Carolina in 2009. It employs a total of 1,500 nationwide– a remarkable feat for a company that founders Ric Elias and Dan Feldstein started in a North Carolina basement in 2000.
The new hires will be for inside sales agents, web developers, marketing coordinators, business analysts, and other positions.
Craig said the company hopes to start construction by early 2013. She did not know if Red Ventures received any economic incentives from either Lancaster County or South Carolina.
Matt Long contributed to this report