RALEIGH – Chase Bank is going to keep growing its presence across North and South Carolina with new branches upgrades to others, the largest bank in the U.S. announced Tuesday.

The bank aims to more than double the current number of branches in the region to more than 100 from the current 48, Chase and various media outlets reported.

“As our firm has grown in this region, so has our customer and client base. In fact, our growth has exceeded all of our expectations, but we still have more to do,” said Jennifer Roberts, CEO of Chase Consumer Banking. “In the next few years, we plan to grow our presence throughout the Carolinas through new branch locations and more employees to serve the existing and increasing customer demand. We look forward to helping even more people, businesses and communities in this region build an even stronger, more resilient financial future.”

The bank already has 14 locations across the Triangle, according to its website.

Two hundred new jobs are coming for Charlotte.

Highlights of the expansion plan:

  • Raleigh/Durham: adding six more branches in the Triangle by the end of 2024.
  • Charleston: adding two branches in LMI locations in the Low Country by the end of this year.
  • Charlotte: adding four more branches in the region by the end of 2024.
  • Columbia: opening the first two branches by the end of this year.
  • Greensboro/the Triad: opening the first branch by the end of this year, with plans to add two more by the end of 2024.
  • Myrtle Beach: opening the first branches in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding communities in the next two to three years.

Why North Carolina?

A year ago, CEO Jamie Dimon visited Raleigh and disclosed more branches would be coming.

Then at 30 branches, the number has already grown to nearly 50.

“[W]e’re ambitious,” he said at the time. “We want to think about the next round of things we want to get done.”

Why North Carolina?

“Obviously, North Carolina is a great state. The Triangle is one of the fastest growing parts of America,” he explained. “It has innovation and growth and universities and companies. It’s got everything you need.”

CNBC recently named North Carolina its “Top State for Business” for 2023 as it did in 2022.

According to Chase, ranches will be added in Raleigh and Charlotte along with Greensboro.

Six are set for the Triangle in 2024.

Its first branch in the state was in Chapel Hill in 2019.

In 2019, JP Morgan opened its first retail branch in North Carolina. That one was in Chapel Hill.