CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jamie Dimon, the billionaire CEO and chairman of finance giant JPMorgan Chase & Co., says the bank’s expansion in North Carolina is a long time coming — and a unique differentiator amid a competitive global market.
Speaking exclusively to the Triangle Business Journal after cutting the ribbon on the Chapel Hill branch — JPMorgan’s first retail Chase location in North Carolina — he talked candidly about strategy, the Triangle and trade issues that could impact banks and their customers everywhere.
Dimon claims he doesn’t care about quarterly earnings.
What he cares about, he says, is people and products — the numbers follow.
“The results go up and down based on the economy,” he says. “We’re consistently investing… that’s how you win.”
That includes investing in JPMorgan’s people – from training programs to on-the-job benefits.
And it’s going to be looking for a lot of talent, as it’s already announced new branches are coming in Raleigh and Charlotte — the first of what’s expected to be 40 branches in the state. Altogether, it’s expecting to create 250 local jobs.
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