Several dozen new jobs have been created by Citizens National Bank. It is opening a new operations center in Meridian's Broadmoor Shopping Center.
The center will initially employ over 30 people and handle pre and post-loan closings, underwriting and general banking operations.
Bank President Archie McDonnell says Citizens National has doubled in size over the last five years.
"It will house a lot of the operational support that services our 27 offices that range from Desoto County just south of Memphis, all the way down south to Hattiesburg and then over to Jackson. We will become a billion dollar bank this year," said President and CEO Archie McDonnell, Jr.
Citizens National will also consolidate its back-office operations across the state into its new operations center. Its long-time retail bank location next door will remain.