SourceCorp remains in Georgiana

Published 3:58 pm Thursday, October 22, 2009

Good news came to Georgiana on Thursday: SourceCorp isn’t going anywhere.

The Dallas-based company has renewed its contract with Alabama to handle the estimated 4.5 million income tax forms that come through the state each year, all at the Georgiana facility. The company provides 100 jobs, with those numbers increasing to 200 jobs during tax season.

SourceCorp’s annual payroll is $2.5 million at the Georgiana facility, which opened in 2000.

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Kerry Walbridge, President of BPS for SourceCorp, credited the employees in Georgiana for the contract’s renewal. The contract was extended for five years.

“SourceCorp is thrilled to be a part of this community,” said Walbridge. “Our employees have done such a good job here.”

Sen. Wendell Mitchell, who worked with former Georgiana Mayor Lynn Harold Watson, (now Dist. 5 County Commissioner), and personnel in the Alabama Department of Revenue to help bring SourceCorp to Georgiana said there was one goal: not let the SourceCorp contract escape.

Mitchell was Chairman of the Contract Review Committee at the time.

“We were looking for a place that needed an economic boost,” said Mitchell. “Georgiana was the best place to come and the people in this community made this happen. This company means the world to everybody here…it puts food on the table. The people here are the reason we are back here again to re-do this contract.”

Mayor Mike Middleton said when the contract came up for renewal last September, officials worked hard to ensure SourceCorp remained in Georgiana.

“This is a big part of Georgiana,” he said. “SourceCorp is the biggest workforce we have.”