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New $20 Million Fulfillment Center for Online Retailer to Bring Over 200 Jobs to Virginia

10/11/2011
Outdoor retailer Backcountry.com plans to invest over $20 million to establish a fulfillment center in Montgomery County, Virginia. The project will create more than 200 new jobs, according to Governor Bob McDonnell.

The Utah-based company is the largest online specialty retailer of premium outdoor gear. A subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corp. it operates 10 online specialty retail stores which together sell over 1,000 brands.

Both the county and state will "gain a great corporate partner with this impressive project," said Jim Cheng, Virginia's Secretary of Commerce and Trade. "The addition of more than 200 new employment opportunities is welcome news for the region."

A $300,000 grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund has been approved for the project. In addition, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support the company's recruitment, training and retraining activities.
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