Carter's, Inc., a branded marketer in the United States of apparel and related products exclusively for babies and young children, plans to consolidate its Shelton, Conn store and financial operations to the company's Atlanta, Georgia-based headquarters, bringing approximately 200 jobs to The Peach Tree State.
The expected new positions in Atlanta are principally in the areas of retail merchandising, store operations, finance and information technology. "We welcome Carter's additional presence in Georgia," said Gov. Nathan Deal. "Carter's is well-acquainted with the competitive benefits our business climate can provide for headquarters operations, and we look forward to helping the company continue to thrive here."
Carter's recently opened a new, one-million-square-foot multichannel distribution center in Braselton, Georgia, creating 250 new jobs to support its e-commerce, retail and wholesale businesses. Georgia Quick Start provided job training and tax incentives for the project. The company invested more than $50 million in the new facility over the next three years.
"We have a long and successful history of doing business in Georgia," said Michael D. Casey, Carter's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Atlanta is a very compelling place to live and work. We look forward to bringing our Connecticut-based operations to Atlanta, which will strengthen our collaboration and ability to provide consumers with the best value and experience in young children's apparel."
"Carter's is one of the top providers of clothing and products for babies and young children in the nation, and we're proud the company calls the city of Atlanta home," said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. "Carter's clearly sees continued opportunity in Atlanta, and we applaud its decision to move and create more well-paying jobs in the city." Mayor Reed is chairman of Invest Atlanta, the city's economic development agency, which partnered with the state on Carter's expansion.
"Carter's is a very successful company and we're glad we can meet their ongoing needs," said Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development Chris Cummiskey. "We're very fortunate that our economic development partnerships enable Georgia to be extremely competitive in retaining top-notch companies such as Carter's."