U.S. Bank deepens commitment in Denver area with new hires; purchases campus in Englewood
Move is part of company’s work to enhance the customer experience
U.S. Bank is expanding its presence in the Denver area with a plan to hire more than 300 new employees and moving more than 400 other employees to a new, two-building campus located at the Inverness Business Park in Englewood, a suburb of Denver in Arapahoe County.
The expansion will begin with the welcome of new hires as early as October and continue into 2018. Existing employees working in a corporate office in Centennial will begin their transition to the new campus at the end of 2017, after refurbishment is complete.
“U.S. Bank has strong roots in Denver dating back to before Colorado was officially a state,” said Hassan Salem, market president for U.S. Bank in Colorado. “We believe in the quality of the Denver workforce, the strength of this state’s economy and our ability to continue to earn trust in this great state. This expansion allows us to build upon the faith our customers have in us to deliver a great experience.”
The new location in Englewood offers amenities such as a cafeteria and an updated fitness center. The decision to stay in the South Metro area was driven by the employees.
“We were committed to locating a space that would bring us together, be conveniently located for our staff, and provide amenities that boost comfort and productivity,” Salem added. “We believe we’ve achieved that and look forward to settling into the new offices.”
U.S. Bank currently employs more than 2,700 people in Colorado with expertise in personal banking, wealth management and business services. In addition to the Inverness Business Center in Englewood, U.S. Bank has offices in downtown Denver at 950 17th Street and more than 150 branches serving more than 930,000 customers statewide.
“Supporting the community and operating with integrity are priorties for us, and as a result, we’ve been recognized by Ethisphere as the only U.S.-based bank to achieve their ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ status for the past three years,” Salem said. “We care about this community, and it shows in the trust our customers place in us.”
Investing in the community through its Community Possible platform, U.S. Bank employees contributed 3,961 volunteer hours locally in 2016. In the same timeframe, U.S. Bank extended more than $90 million in community development loans, and invested more than $36 million in Colorado communities to provide affordable housing, encourage self-sufficiency and foster economic development. These investments include U.S. Bank Foundation grants, U.S. Bank corporate giving and nonprofit sponsorship as well as tax credit investments made through U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC).
Efforts to purchase the two-building campus were supported by Arapahoe County, the Denver South Economic Development Partnership and the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.