From the Triangle Business Journal:

The company started with a rural technology center in Alabama, investing money and creating jobs in an area long overlooked by top dollar economic development projects. Next, it targeted a small-town in Texas.

Then, in November of 2019, IT service firm Provalus announced it had picked South Carolina over North Carolina for a 100-job operation. The firm had tapped the tiny town of Manning over a site in Bladen County, attracted to its downtown vibes and small-town character, Will Ruzic, the firm’s general manager said in an interview.

But don’t count out North Carolina for the next investment. As Provalus – and companies like it – seek out new recruitment models post-Covid, they’re not all looking at the Raleighs and the Charlottes of the world. Many are looking right at the “heart of America,” said Ruzic.

Continue reading on the Triangle Business Journal’s website.