Gap Inc., the global retailer, will invest $41.7 million and will create more than 500 jobs at the company’s distribution center in Gallatin, Tennessee. The new capital investment will go into technology upgrades as Gap Inc. expands its online fulfillment capabilities in Sumner County.
“We’ve been proud members of the Sumner County community for over 20 years and our Gallatin team members are some of the best in the business,” Shawn Curran, Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Gap Inc., said. “The Gallatin distribution campus continues to be a key strategic location for growth and opportunity. Its central location and access to a strong labor force are key for continued investment in Tennessee. We pride ourselves on a deep level of commitment to our employees, customers and to the communities where we live and work, and look forward to many years of continued growth.”
“Gap Inc.’s latest commitment to create more than 500 new jobs is yet another confirmation that Tennessee’s central location and skilled workforce make it the ideal place for global companies to operate major distribution facilities,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Gap Inc. has long been a crucial part of Sumner County and this significant expansion brings us closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“The long-term health of Tennessee’s economy depends on investments and job creation from our existing businesses such as Gap Inc.,” Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “Gap Inc.’s third major investment in Sumner County over the past four years is a strong vote of confidence in Tennessee’s advantages for doing business. We’d like to thank Gap Inc. for its commitment to create more jobs in Sumner County and look forward to its continued role in the strength of Tennessee’s economy.”
According to state officials, Gap Inc. is one of the largest employers in Sumner County, operating more than 2.8 million square feet of distribution space as part of the company’s North American network of distribution centers. In July 2016, the retailer announced a $3.1 million investment in Gallatin to meet growing demand for e-commerce sales on Gap Inc.’s brand websites.
“Gap Inc.’s steady growth shows its long-term commitment to Gallatin,” James Fenton, Executive Director of the Gallatin Economic Development Agency, said. “We appreciate Gap Inc.’s continued confidence that we can meet its workforce needs.”
TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said, “We are pleased to partner with Gallatin Economic Development Agency, the State of Tennessee, the City of Gallatin and Sumner County Officials to help existing employers like Gap Inc. continue to add quality jobs in the Gallatin and Sumner County community.”