Avant, LLC to create more than 200 jobs in Blount County

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A financial services company announced it will locate new operations in Blount County which will create new jobs.

Avant, LLC's new call center will be in Louisville in an existing 25,000 square-foot building. More than 200 jobs are expected to be created. The facility is expected to be fully operational by January 2018. 

"We thank Avant for choosing to locate new operations in Blount County and for creating new jobs in Louisville," Gov. Bill Haslam said. "It means a great deal when a company chooses to locate new operations in our state. I look forward to building a strong partnership with Avant and seeing its future growth in the years ahead as we strive to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs." is a provider of credit alternatives to middle-income customers. 

"As Avant continues to expand the suite of financial products available on its platform and grow its customer base, we saw an opportunity to add another operations site in Tennessee," said Avant President Adam Hughes. "This new facility will help support many of our growth initiatives so we can continue to provide our customers and partners with best-in-class services. Our leadership team conducted an extensive analysis of several locations and believe that the opportunities presented to us in Louisville will continue to move Avant in the right direction."

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