Twelve of the new small business bankers are in the Charlotte area, part of a total of 32 hires in North Carolina. Eight are in the Triangle, and five in the Triad.
Thirteen small business bankers were hired in South Carolina, four in the Charleston area, and three each in Columbia and Greenville-Spartanburg.
In late 2010, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan pledged to the White House to increase lending to small businesses, and later announced that the bank would hire 1,000 small business bankers by mid-2012. As of last week, the bank had hired more than 700 of them.
The Charlotte bank also said Tuesday that it has hired 45 bankers in Georgia, including 35 in the Atlanta area.