Dollar Tree Invests $104.4 million To Establish Distribution Hub In Cherokee County, South Carolina
The company will locate its Upstate South Carolina distribution operations at a new facility in the Upstate Corporate Park, situated off of Interstate 85. Construction of the 1.5-million-square-foot facility is expected to begin this month, with hiring for the new positions expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016.
As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $1.5 million Set Aside grant to assist with the cost of real property improvements as well as job development credits related to the project.
“Dollar Tree is a large organization with tremendous growth opportunities ahead of us. We have been very impressed with the business-friendly approach and support that the State of Carolina and counties of Cherokee and Spartanburg have provided. This project demonstrates our commitment to the Upstate area by creating hundreds of jobs in the region. We are proud to become a bigger part of the local community,” Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser said.
“Dollar Tree has been extremely impressed with the South Carolina transportation infrastructure which will support the Upstate distribution center. The current Interstate 85 widening project and the efficiencies associated with the Greer Inland Port were instrumental in our site selection process. We also look forward to the recruiting and training assistance offered by the State's Ready SC program as it will position us well in attracting and retaining long-term distribution center associates. We are excited about this Upstate project and are eager to initiate operations in 2016,” Dollar Tree Chief Logistics Officer Stephen W. White added.
"SC Ports Authority is excited to welcome Dollar Tree to South Carolina. Their Upstate location is ideally suited for serving the growing Southeastern consumer market, and the Inland Port in Greer provides them with overnight access to import cargo for retail distribution. The port's investment in infrastructure to support Dollar Tree operations will be returned through significant volumes over the coming years, and we look forward to serving their import logistics needs,” said SC Ports Authority President/CEO Jim Newsome.
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