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Dollar General To Build New DC In San Antonio, Texas

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Dollar General Corp. plans to build a new state-of-the-art distribution center in San Antonio, Texas. It will be the 13th facility in the Tennessee-based retailer’s distribution network.

The company has begun the process of preparing the land to build a more than 900,000-s.f. facility on 110 acres at South Foster Industrial Park. At full capacity, the Dollar General facility is expected to employ more than 530 people to serve more than 1,000 stores in Texas and the surrounding region. Dollar General plans to begin hiring in summer 2015 with operations expected to begin in October 2015.

“This distribution center is another important investment in the growth of Dollar General and our substantial presence in Texas where we have nearly 1,200 stores and more than 9,400 employees,” said Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar General. “We operate more stores in the Lone Star State than in any other state and we have found Texas is a great place to do business. We are proud to continue investing in the economic growth of Texas and we look forward to bringing an additional 530 jobs to Bexar County.”

Dollar General currently has 61 stores in Bexar County with more than 460 employees. With the completion of this project, Dollar General expects to have nearly 1,000 employees in Bexar County. Additionally, Dollar General’s third-party transportation provider expects to employ 90 drivers.

“On behalf of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, we are pleased that Dollar General chose to locate its newest distribution center in Bexar County,” said San Antonio Economic Development Foundation Chair Steve Waters. “The Institute for Economic Development at UTSA has estimated the economic impact of this investment to exceed $750 million over the next 10 years. When fully realized, these 500-plus jobs will contribute to prosperity in Bexar County and the surrounding area in the coming years.”

Added County Judge Nelson Wolff, “The distribution center will serve as a great anchor for the South Foster Industrial Park, and further solidify Bexar County’s stature as a prime logistics hub.”

Dollar General’s 12 other distribution centers are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

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