Dollar General Announces $85M Distribution Center Project in Jackson, Georgia

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has announced that it has purchased land in Jackson, GA to serve as the location for an approximately one million square-foot distribution center, the fifteenth facility in the retailer’s growing distribution network.

Dollar General distribution center in Jackson, GA

Dollar General distribution center in Jackson, GA (photo – Dollar General)

The facility, which is expected to employ more than 500 people to serve more than 1,000 stores in Georgia and surrounding southeast states, represents a capital investment of approximately $85 million.

Dollar General operates 12,483 stores in 43 states, including more than 700 stores and over 5,000 employees in Georgia.

Governor Nathan Deal said in a statement that “Dollar General’s decision to build a fulfillment center here in Georgia is a direct reflection of the high quality of our workforce and Georgia’s strategic location for accessing the Southeastern market.”

The 150-acre site in question spans across both Butts and Spalding counties, and is expected to serve as a catalyst for economic development in the region. Apart from the creation of 500 direct new jobs, it is expected that an additional 150 temporary jobs will be created during the construction of this project.

Todd Vasos, chief executive officer of Dollar General, added that “I want to thank the leadership in Butts and Spalding counties, as well as Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Economic Development for their support and assistance on this project.”

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) worked on this project in partnership with the Butts County Economic Development team, the Griffin-Spalding Joint Development Authority and Georgia Power.

GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr said in the release that “Dollar General’s decision to locate in Butts and Spalding Counties speaks volumes to the culture of collaboration that exists for business in Georgia.”

This project was first announced back in February by the Butts County economic development team and Griffin-Spalding Joint Development Authority.  Butts County Board of Commissioners Chairman Keith Douglas said in a statement at that time that “We appreciate the collaboration among everyone who has helped bring Dollar General to Butts and Spalding Counties.”

Griffin-Spalding Development Authority Chairman Chuck Copeland likewise noted that “The cooperation of our Spalding County leadership and the Butts County Commissioners and their Development Authority, as well as the expertise of GDEcD, have been key elements to the success of this project.”

Copeland also highlighted the fact that due to the substantial number of jobs being created, this project will have a meaningful impact on the area in terms of new employment opportunities.

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