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DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. Plans Regional Distribution Center In Binghamton, New York Region

DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc., the nation’s leading sports and fitness retailer, will invest $100 million to build a regional distribution facility at the Broome County Corporate Park in the Town of Conklin, New York. The company expects to create 466 full-time jobs over the next five years in the Southern Tier.

According to state officials, construction on the 650,000-square-foot facility will begin next month and is scheduled for completion in early 2018. The new DICK’S distribution center strengthens the company's roots in Binghamton, where it was founded seven decades ago, and is aligned with Southern Tier Soaring – the region’s comprehensive blueprint for economic growth.

DICK’S Sporting Goods Chairman/CEO Edward W. Stack said, “We are extremely pleased to announce our plan to build and operate a distribution centerr in Greater Binghamton, further strengthening our deep roots in this community. We started the company here and ultimately chose Conklin for the business-friendly environment, the quality and reliability of the workforce and the opportunity to bring jobs to our hometown."

“From our Regional Economic Development Councils to the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, we are laying the groundwork for regions across the state to transform their communities into local economic engines,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “The new DICK’S distribution center is proof positive that our strategy of capitalizing on regional assets to attract top-level private investment and leverage job growth is working right here in the Southern Tier."

The company’s fifth center will be located on an approximately 123-acre site in the Broome Corporate Park and will service over 200 retail locations throughout the Northeast. Along with construction of the facility, related site work will include wetland mitigation, grading and clearing, and extension of utilities. Additionally, DICK’S is pursuing LEED certification for the facility with plans to incorporate sustainable components such as high efficiency lighting and HVAC, recycled and environmentally-friendly construction materials, energy management systems and recycling programs for corrugate and plastics.

"Today's announcement is further proof of the tangible success of the Southern Tier region's strategic plan to attract private sector investment and leverage it into economic growth. DICK'S latest expansion will bring more than 450 new jobs back to its hometown of Binghamton and it's a prime example of what we can achieve when we work closely with regional partners to achieve real results," said Howard Zemsky, President, CEO & Commissioner of Empire State Development.

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