ROWAN COUNTY, NC – Last month, Macy’s Inc. announced a major investment in a new facility in Rowan County, marking the biggest economic development win in the county’s history. Construction officially began yesterday to bring the project to life.
Macy’s is investing $584 million in a 1.4 million square foot distribution center in China Grove, pledging to create 2,800 jobs there. The retailer is working with New Jersey-based developer The Silverman Group on the project, and the two parties spoke enthusiastically at the ceremony marking the start of construction. The facility is expected to be operational in the second half of 2024.
The deal for the project crossed the finish line at the end of March. This came after months of negotiations that saw state and local governments greenlight incentives totaling more than $60 million to land the project. The groundbreaking saw leaders from the city, county and state levels celebrate what they see as a transformative project – one that justifies the approved incentives.
The project is equally important to Macy’s, company executives say. The facility will be the retailer’s most automated building in its supply chain network. It will represent approximately 30% of the total capacity of the digital supply chain. Macy’s needs the facility to be online in time for the 2024 holiday season.
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