Tractor Supply Company, a retailer with 1,100 stores in 44 states that supplies the lifestyle needs of farmers and ranchers, will invest $50 million on a 650,000-square-foot southeastern regional distribution center in Macon, Georgia, expected to employ an estimated 200 workers.
The Bibb County facility will be located in the I-75 Business Park at 1115 Frank Amerson Jr. Parkway in Macon, Georgia.
"We evaluated numerous sites in several states and chose Macon as the best location for this facility," said Gregory A. Sandfort, President and COO for Tractor Supply. "We are especially pleased this new facility will be built in Georgia, where we have a substantial and growing presence. This new, state-of-the-art distribution center will replace a smaller, leased facility in Braselton that we have outgrown. This new facility will better support our growth requirements and enable us to continue to grow in Georgia."
"We appreciate the hard work of the county and state officials who helped us through the process. Macon's central location offers many benefits to the company and our vendors, now and in the future. We anticipate a very productive business partnership with the community," he added.
""This decision by Tractor Supply Company to bring their Regional Distribution Center to Bibb County is greatly appreciated," said Bibb County Chairman Samuel F. Hart of the "They could have gone other places, but chose this area because of the available facilities, good workforce and the excellent support provided by our extended economic development team, from local to state level. This is another example of how putting your best foot forward pays off in new jobs, investments and new opportunities for businesses to be successful here."
A package of incentives offered the firm included tax abatements and investment credits, job training tax credits, infrastructure improvements and allocation of business park property.