SC: Movement Mortgage to Invest $22M for Lancaster County HQ, Hire 650 | Trade and Industry Development

SC: Movement Mortgage to Invest $22M for Lancaster County HQ, Hire 650

Jan 19, 2015

Movement Mortgage, LLC, one of the fastest growing mortgage lenders in the country, is establishing national headquarters in Lancaster County. The company is investing $22 million to build its brand new headquarters, creating more than 650 new jobs.

Founded in 2008 and currently headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., Movement Mortgage has grown tremendously in its first six years. Upon its inception, the company employed four workers. Today, the firm's total employment exceeds 1,600. As one of the nation's top 25 private mortgage banks, Movement Mortgage has licensed operations in 40 states. The company was named the nation's fastest-growing, privately held mortgage bank by Inc. in both 2012 and 2013.

The company's Lancaster County headquarters will be constructed in the Bailes Ridge Business Park on S.C. Highway 160. With the acquisition of 24 acres and construction of a new 104,000 square-foot headquarter building; Movement Mortgage will consolidate several offices. The consolidation will allow the company to increase efficiency and productivity, while allowing Movement Mortgage to continue promoting its unique work culture and founding vision, "to love and value people by leading a movement of change in our industry, corporate cultures and the communities in which we live and work."

Construction of the headquarters is expected to be completed in March 2016. Hiring for most of the new positions is anticipated to take place immediately. Those interested in applying may contact, Sean Wilkins at For more information on Movement Mortgage, LLC, please visit  

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.


"As Movement Mortgage works toward our goal of financing ten percent of new home loans in the United States in the next ten years, we need national headquarters that give us room to grow while maintaining the high levels of employee care, customer service and community investment that define us. Lancaster County, South Carolina, provides that room to grow, and we look forward to calling the region home." -Movement Mortgage Co-Founder & CEO Casey Crawford

"On behalf of my fellow South Carolinians, I want to offer a warm welcome to Movement Mortgage.  We are excited Movement Mortgage has chosen the great state of South Carolina. I applaud Gov. Nikki Haley for all the work she's done to make South Carolina a top destination for business." -United States Senator Lindsey Graham 

"South Carolina has long been home to vibrant businesses, both large and small, and I am pleased that Movement Mortgage will now call the Palmetto State home too.  Movement Mortgage's projected $22 million of investment in Lancaster County, along with its 650 new jobs, are a welcomed addition to the ongoing economic growth and development happening all across the state." - United States Senator Tim Scott

"I'm looking forward to having Movement Mortgage call Lancaster County home, for their new national headquarters.  The economic impact of this announcement will be huge for our citizens, county and state and I wish the Movement Mortgage team all the success as their transition to South Carolina begins."    - Congressman Mick Mulvaney

"It's a great day in South Carolina when we can welcome a company like Movement Mortgage to our state. Their decision to create 650 new jobs in Lancaster County will make a significant difference in the local community and is a reason to celebrate in every part of South Carolina."-Gov. Nikki Haley

"South Carolina's booming manufacturing industry is not the state's only economic strength - the Palmetto State is also becoming a top-choice for corporate headquarters. We're excited that Movement Mortgage has decided that South Carolina is 'Just right' for their national headquarters." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"This is an exciting opportunity for Lancaster County.  We welcome Movement Mortgage to Lancaster County and I want to thank the leadership of the company for making the wise decision to call Lancaster County home for its new facility.  I also want to provide a special thanks to Governor Nikki Haley, Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and his team at the SC Department of Commerce and the LCEDC leadership for helping make this project happen.  There will be more than 650 new jobs created with this project with average wages nearly double that of the County average.   This is a growing company and we look forward to partnering with them for many years to come." -Lancaster County Council Chairman Larry McCullough


  • Movement Mortgage, LLC is establishing its national headquarters in Lancaster County, which includes $22 million investment and the creation of 650 new jobs.
  • Movement Mortgage was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Today, Movement Mortgage employs more than 1,600 workers.
  • The company's Lancaster County facility will be constructed in the Bailes Ridge Business Park on S.C. Highway 160.
  • Those interested in applying may contact Sean Wilkins,

Movement Mortgage is the nation's fastest growing, privately held mortgage bank. Founded in 2008, Movement exists to love and value people by leading a movement of change in industries, corporate cultures and communities. Movement is known for its agent-centric business model and innovative loan application process, which begins with upfront, six-hour underwriting and includes a goal to finish processing the application within seven business days. Its non-profit organization, The Movement Foundation, has a mission of bringing life, light and hope to the communities it serves. To date, the Foundation has reinvested $8.1 million with plans for more good works in 2015. For more information visit or follow Movement on Twitter @MovementMtg. 

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgeston, Continental,, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and community development. Commerce partners with the S.C Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. Consistently, South Carolina has ranked as one of the top states in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports. For more information, visit

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