CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Allstate Insurance Company announced Wednesday that it will create over 2,200 jobs as part of a new Charlotte regional headquarters over the next three years.

Governor Roy Cooper and Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts were both on hand at the announcement, which was held at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in uptown Charlotte.

“This is one of the largest job announcements in history for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area in one time,” Cooper said. "Charlotte's role as a leader in the financial services sector makes our state an excellent fit for Allstate. North Carolina has so much to offer growing companies, including our celebrated universities and community colleges, highly skilled workforce, competitive business climate and outstanding quality of life."

The insurance provider is expected to invest over $22 million into the Charlotte facility, which will bring its total number of Charlotte employees to around 3,300.

Founded in 1931, Allstate provides insurance services to more than 16 million households nationwide, most notably in the homeowner's and automotive insurance industries.

“Allstate has prospered in Charlotte and they’ve made the right decision to continue their expansion here,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “We congratulate the company on this exciting time of growth and diversification.”

“We’re grateful for the support and partnership with the state and the local business community,” said Harriet Harty, executive vice president, Human Resources, Allstate Insurance Company. “We look forward to supporting the continued economic development in the Charlotte area as we take the operational steps needed to best serve our customers. We are deeply committed to the communities we serve and our employees across the country who are helping us build the Allstate of the future. We will continue our strong legacy of corporate citizenship as we expand our footprint in Charlotte.”