Avant.com is an online lending platform and leading provider of credit alternatives to middle-income consumers. The company also offers its technology solutions to bank and non-bank partners via its Powered By Avant product to provide innovative digital lending experiences.
Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch commented, “We are happy to have a company of this caliber locate in Oak Ridge and we look forward to having them as a part of the business community.”
Steve Jones, an economic development consultant for the city of Oak Ridge added, “It was absolutely a pleasure to work with Avant. This is a significant investment in Oak Ridge and it’s good news for the work force in the area.”
Mark Harvey, Cowperwood Company vice president of operations and development, said, “The help of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College were absolutely invaluable resources to us as we worked this project. Together, they were able to give us key, detailed demographic information which allowed us to provide Avant with the data the company needed to make the decision to locate in Oak Ridge.”
“Projects like Avant prove that working together, through the City-Chamber Economic Development Initiative, works. We were pleased to play a role in this and are very appreciative of Avant’s confidence in our city and in our workforce,” said Parker Hardy, president and CEO of the chamber.