CHARLOTTE – IT services company Provalus will invest $500,000 to create 92 jobs in Columbus County in the southeast part of North Carolina, state officials announced Wednesday.

The company will locate to a 20,000-square-foot building in downtown Whiteville, which has a population of 5,500 and is the county seat.

“This announcement by Provalus is a great win for Columbus County,” said Gov. Roy Cooper in a statement. “The decision to operate in Whiteville is evidence of the strength of rural North Carolina’s talented workforce, strong economy, and great quality of life.”

Founded in 2017, Provalus provides technology and business support to large Fortune 1000 clients. The company operates in rural communities and provides training and upskilling opportunities for long-term IT careers. Individuals interested in working for the company do not need prior work experience in IT.

The jobs available range from entry-level to experienced IT management roles, as well as support functions. These new jobs have the potential to create an economic impact of more than $3.7 million for the region each year.

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