DriveSmart Expands to Newport, Adding 200 Jobs
DriveSmart reported Sunday (Sept. 24) it will find its new call conveyance office in Newport. The organization hopes to make 200 new positions at the office over the course of the following three years.
DriveSmart will contribute up to $5 million to change a 13,000-square-foot space into a call conveyance office zeroing in on vehicle administration contracts.
“We are thrilled to announce the opening of DriveSmart’s new office in the business-friendly state of Arkansas. With this expansion, we’re bringing 200 new job opportunities to Newport and its neighboring areas. These roles will span a range of departments including sales, customer service, information technology, administration, software development, marketing, and more,” said Daniel Rodd, president of DriveSmart Auto Care Inc. “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the state and local officials of Arkansas for their unwavering support throughout our location decision-making process. Now firmly rooted in this community, we’re eager to invest in and nurture the exceptional talent of Arkansas.”
Organization delegates, state and neighborhood authorities, and local area individuals assembled on Sunday to praise the declaration of the new office and venture. NASCAR Xfinity driver Kyle Meteorologist was in participation with his DriveSmart vehicle, and the organization started taking requests for employment for jobs at the future office.
“We are thrilled to welcome DriveSmart to Arkansas and are excited for their plan to add 200 new jobs in Newport. We’re cutting taxes, improving schools, and cracking down on crime to bring even more great companies like DriveSmart to the Natural State,” said Gov. Sarah Sanders.
Established in 2016, DriveSmart is a main vehicle administration contract and auto subordinate item supplier in the U.S. The organization furnishes various vehicle administration contracts with benefits including towing help, vehicle rental help, emergency aides, and outing interference.
“The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is proud to welcome DriveSmart to our state,” said Clint O’Neal, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “Communities like Newport provide the workforce and resources that help companies thrive. Congratulations to DriveSmart and the City of Newport on this great economic development announcement.”
“We are excited to welcome DriveSmart to Newport,” said Jon Chadwell, director of economic development for the Newport Economic Development Commission. “Their state-of-the-art call center will bring new jobs and help diversify our economy. We look forward to many years of partnership.”