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Walmart Plans Fulfillment Center in Bullitt County, Kentucky

09/04/2018
Walmart will invest $41 million and create 400 full-time jobs at a new facility in Bullitt County, Kentucky. The facility will fulfill online orders from Walmart.com and Walmart subsidiary Jet.com.

The company will lease a 720,000-square-foot building in the Velocity 65 trade center on Velocity Way off of I-65. In addition to full-time permanent workers, the facility will eventually employ several hundred temporary workers, including seasonal employees. Company leaders plan to open the center later this fall.

“This new facility will soon be serving even more Walmart.com and Jet.com customers with fast shipping in two-days or less, and we’re thrilled we found a home for it in Bullitt County,” said Nate Faust, senior vice president of supply chain, Walmart eCommerce U.S. “We look forward to opening for business and to a long relationship with the people of Kentucky and Shepherdsville.”

To encourage the investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) on Thursday preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $3 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its $41 million investment over the agreement term through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.

“We are excited to welcome Walmart and Jet.com’s distribution facility to Bullitt County and the commonwealth,” Governor Matt Bevin said. “This is a major new venture for the company that will bring significant investment and hundreds of jobs to the region. It is further confirmation that Kentucky is the established leader for logistics and distribution in the United States.”

Rep. Linda Belcher, of Shepherdsville said, “This is tremendous news for Bullitt County and is further proof that our community offers everything businesses large or small might need. These new jobs, meanwhile, will create opportunities for hundreds of workers and families throughout the region, making us even stronger economically. I look forward to working with the company and doing whatever I can to help make its local operations a success.”

Bullitt County Judge-Executive Melanie Roberts said, “We are very pleased to have a project of this magnitude coming to Bullitt County,” Judge-Executive Roberts said. “This shows that companies like Jet.com understand the quality of our people, as well as our ideal location for top distribution and logistics operations. The investment and jobs will help grow this community for years to come.”

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