Dollar General Opens 17,000th Store

Dollar General is celebrating the official grand opening of its 17,000th store in Fountain, CO. The company opened its first store in Colorado in 2006, and currently operates about 60 store locations in the state.

In celebrating the milestone, Dollar General furthered its mission of serving others through a $17,000 donation to the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8.

“We are excited to commemorate this milestone in the Centennial State and expand our ability to play a positive role in the 17,000 communities that we’re proud to call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General, CEO. “Since our founding more than 80 years ago, we have remained focused on helping customers save time and money, and the opening of our 17,000th store demonstrates this ongoing dedication. In Fountain and in each community where Dollar General adds a new location, we seek to be a positive business partner and good corporate citizen through the addition of new career opportunities, the ability for local customers to save money on household essential items and through literacy and education donations from both Dollar General and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.”