ALDI Establishes Division Headquarters-Distribution Hub In Dinwiddie County, Virginia
“We’re proud to locate our new division headquarters and distribution center in business-friendly Virginia. The access to qualified and capable employees and transportation options first attracted us to this location, but it was the integrity and positive attitude of the Dinwiddie County leaders that truly won us over,” said Jason Hart, CEO, ALDI. “Today, we have 32 ALDI stores in Virginia and we plan to open up to 60 additional locations across the Commonwealth over the next five years, helping more people save time and money by offering them premium quality groceries at everyday low prices in easy-to-shop stores.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Dinwiddie County to secure the project for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $450,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Dinwiddie County with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved $680,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds.
The company is also eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
“The decision by ALDI to choose Dinwiddie County as their division headquarters and distribution center is a wonderful testament to Virginia’s economic development assets and competitiveness,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “The Commonwealth continues to be a top state for the retail and distribution industry, and I am pleased to welcome one of the nation’s fastest growing retailers to Virginia. This announcement is a significant win for Dinwiddie County and a great step forward in our efforts to diversify and build a new Virginia economy.”
Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones said, “Virginia is located within a 10-hour drive of over 50% of the U.S. population, which makes the Commonwealth a strategic location for companies’ distribution centers. I thank ALDI for trusting in Virginia’s prime location, best-in-class infrastructure and talented workforce and wish the company continued growth and success within Virginia and throughout the country.”
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