Posted by Heidi Schwartz
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has announced that Target Corporation will establish a new online fulfillment center in York County, a move that will create more than 250 new jobs.
“We are proud to announce that Target will expand its presence in Pennsylvania and will establish a new distribution site in York County,” said Pennsylvania’s Acting Department of Community and Development Secretary Dennis Davin. “Target will invest nearly $52 million into the commonwealth through this project and add 250 new jobs to our workforce.”
Target will lease an existing facility in West Manchester Township, York County. The facility will be managed by a third-party vendor, GENCO.
“With more than 60 stores and a regional distribution center in Pennsylvania, we serve many Target guests in the state and already know that Pennsylvania is a great place to do business,” said Mike Robbins, Target’s senior vice president of distribution. “We are excited to expand our presence in Pennsylvania, and we look forward to serving our guests throughout the state and across the region even more quickly and efficiently from this new online fulfillment center in York.”
Target received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development including$512,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits and $115,200 for Guaranteed Free Training that will be used to train the expanding workforce.
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the Governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania in collaboration with the York County Economic Alliance.
“We were pleased to assist with the site location and are excited to welcome Target to the York community. This project was made possible thanks to the leadership and pro-business efforts of the York County Commissioners…and the West York Area School District Board,” stated Darrell Auterson, President & CEO of York County Economic Alliance. “Partnerships like this are the reason York County’s economy continues to grow.”
With the support of the local taxing bodies, the property owner—325 Salem Property, LP—was able to secure a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) on the expansion to the facility. Bill White, Chief Executive Officer for Endurance Real Estate Group, LLC, the property management firm and a part owner of the property, is excited about the project and appreciative of the support by the local agencies.