A retailer and wholesaler of footwear, apparel and accessories, Genesco Inc. will invest $31 million to expand operations in Nashville, Tennessee. The company plans to create 60 jobs in Davidson County over the next five years.
Genesco will be relocating to 535 Marriott Drive in Nashville, where it is expected to occupy approximately two-thirds of the existing 310,000-square-foot facility. The company’s Davidson County expansion will be completed by 2021.
“For the past 95 years, Genesco has been a proud partner of the Middle Tennessee community. We look forward to investing in our tremendously talented and dedicated employees, and the community, as we begin our next chapter of growth as a leading footwear-focused company. We would like to thank the State of Tennessee and TVA for their commitment and support with our new headquarters and expansion,” Mimi E. Vaughn, President and CEO, Genesco Inc. said.
The company operates under several retail brands including Journeys, Johnston & Murphy, Schuh and sells at wholesale under the Johnston & Murphy and Trask brands and the licensed Levi’s and Dockers brands. Genesco operates approximately 1,490 stores throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and employs approximately 21,000 employees worldwide.
“I want to thank Genesco for choosing to expand in Nashville. Genesco has been a part of Nashville for more than 95 years, and it means a great deal that this company continues to see the benefit of doing business in our state. I appreciate Genesco for expanding its investment in Tennessee and look forward to our ongoing partnership,” said Governor Bill Lee.
“Tennessee’s headquarters sector, specifically in Middle Tennessee, continues to see major growth. Since 2013, headquarters jobs have grown by nearly 40 percent in Tennessee and I appreciate Genesco for continuing this momentum by expanding in Davidson County and creating 60 new jobs in Nashville,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said.
“TVA and Nashville Electric Service congratulate Genesco on its decision to expand operations in Nashville. It’s always an exciting day when a company is committed to continued growth in the Valley, and we are proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate this announcement,” John Bradley, TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development added.