Dollar General Corporation today announced it purchased land in Jackson, Georgia, which sits in both Butts and Spalding counties, to serve as the location for the new distribution center the company plans to construct in the central part of the state.
At full capacity, the approximately one million square-foot Dollar General facility in Jackson is expected to employ more than 500 people to serve stores in Georgia and surrounding states. Hundreds more temporary jobs necessary for the construction of the facility will also be created.
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 and the absence of unforeseen circumstances.
“This state-of-the-art distribution center will help support our rapid store growth throughout Georgia and the southeast,” said Todd Vasos, chief executive officer 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.”
The new distribution center is expected to service more than 1,000 stores in the southeast. Dollar General currently has more than 700 stores and over 5,000 employees in Georgia. Dollar General’s 14 other distribution centers are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
“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,” said Governor Deal. “Georgia is perfectly positioned to support this fulfillment center and Dollar General will benefit from building in the No. 1 state in which to do business.”