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    Site Location Partnership Client Announcement: Direct Connect to Create Over 150 Jobs with New Call Center in Sherman, Texas

    Sherman, TX, 23 July 2014 -- Site Location Partnership (SLP), a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in corporate location strategy and economic development, announced that Direct Connect, a startup teleservices company, will establish it first call center facility in Sherman, Texas. The 17,000 square foot state-of-the-art call center will generate 150 new jobs over the next twelve months.

    Direct Connect will market credit card processing services to businesses across the country, with the first calls due to be made by the company’s new workforce next month. Initial staff will include statement analysts, lead generators, appointment setters, inside sales, outside sales, and related positions. Average pay is expected to start at $13 per hour plus bonuses.

    “We are pleased to bring Direct Connect to Sherman, Texas,” said Tim Lund, CEO of Direct Connect. “Our innovative products and services will set us apart in the industry and we know Sherman can help us reach our goals. The experienced workforce and the support from Sherman Economic Development Corporation were critical to our decision to choose Sherman.”

    To assist Direct Connect in facilitating the project, Sherman Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) approved job creation incentives in the amount of $300,000. Direct Connect will utilize the funds to spur its initial growth phase. $200,000 will be paid upon demonstrated hiring of the first 100 employees, with the remaining balance paid in January.

    “Direct Connect builds on the growing business process operation (BPO) industry in the Sherman-Denison area,” said Chris Pendergrass, chairman of Sherman Economic Development Corporation. “SEDCO is pleased to support Direct Connect and look forward to the jobs coming to our community.”

    For more information on the Sherman Economic Development Corporation, visit http://www.sedco.org

    For more information on Site Location Partnership, visit http://www.sitelocationpartnership.com

    About Sherman Economic Development Corporation
    Sherman Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) is the economic development organization for the City of Sherman supported by a local sales tax. Sherman is a growing city of 40,000 in the Sherman/Denison MSA about 40 miles north of Dallas, Texas. SEDCO is focused on growing the local economy through marketing, incentive programs, real estate development, and corporate customer service. Since 2011, SEDCO has attracted 825 jobs and over $795 million to the community.

    About Site Location Partnership
    Site Location Partnership (SLP) is a multi-disciplined advisory firm that enables the growth of businesses, communities and economies through its two primary consulting areas – corporate site selection and economic development. SLP’s Corporate Location Practice helps companies from industrial and commercial sectors select the optimal location for expansion, relocation or consolidation of business facilities. SLP’s Economic Development Practice assists various organizations in implementing business attraction strategies for new corporate investment, job creation and economic growth.

    Media Contact:
    Jessica Eanes
    Public Relations
    Site Location Partnership
    Phone: 972-874-7483

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