Chesapeake, VA — Dollar Tree, Inc. has tentative plans to invest $130 million to build a distribution center in Fort Bend County, TX, which would create 300 jobs, but is contingent on formal approval of mutually agreed upon package with the Rosenberg City Council, Development Corporation and Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, the discount retailer reports.
Additionally, the annexation of 140 acres and the creation of a Reinvestment Zone are required for the deal to go through as well as closing of the purchase site that would house the 1.2 million-square-foot center, according to Dollar Tree.
Gary Philbin, president and CEO of the single-price-point retailer, says: “We currently operate more than 1,600 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores in the state of Texas and we are excited about our new distribution center project in Fort Bend County. We expect this new, state-of-the-art facility will enhance our supply chain efficiencies and provide convenient access to our network of stores through reduced stem miles, all while creating hundreds of new jobs.”
Construction is slated for April to May of this year, with the center expected to be operational by summer 2020, the retailer reports.