An Oak Ridge business broke ground on a new building in West Knoxville on Thursday.
Answer Financial currently employs about 300 people in Oak Ridge. They're moving to a new location in West Knoxville, and hope to add 100 more jobs over the next two years.
Officials say they wanted to move to West Knoxville to be in a more visible location, and be closer to where their employees and associates live.
"We're excited to be here. We're hoping to move into our new location in October. They tell me that's aggressive, but we're going to meet those plans so we'll be in our new home, which will be great for all our employees and associates here. Close to all the services and great restaurants, etc. here in West Knoxville. So we're looking forward to it," said Rob Slingerland, CEO of Answer Financial.
Answer Financial sells auto and home insurance over the phone. The business has been located in East Tennessee for 10 years.