Dollar General Corporation has purchased land in Jackson, Georgia, to serve as the location for a new distribution center the company plans to construct in the central part of the state. It will be the 15th facility in the retailer’s growing distribution network.
At full capacity, the approximately one million square-foot facility in Jackson is expected to employ more than 500 people to serve stores in Georgia and surrounding states. The new distribution center is expected to service more than 1,000 stores in the southeast. Dollar General said it currently has more than 700 stores and over 5,000 employees in Georgia.
The project represents a capital investment of approximately $85 million. The company plans to begin construction on the project as early as summer 2016 with an estimated completion scheduled for summer/fall 2017, depending upon the timing of receipt of all required governmental permits and development approvals.
“This state-of-the-art distribution center will help support our rapid store growth throughout Georgia and the southeast,” said Todd Vasos, CEO of Dollar General. “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. It is exciting to see our business continuing to grow and create new jobs across the country.”