GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. announced that it has purchased land in Jackson, Ga., for what will be the company’s 15th distribution center.
“This state-of-the-art distribution center will help support our rapid store growth throughout Georgia and the southeast,” Dollar General chief executive officer Todd Vasos said in a statement.
At full capacity, the approximately one million square-foot Dollar General facility in Jackson is expected to employ more than 500 people and will serve about 1,000 stores in Georgia and surrounding states. The project represents a capital investment of approximately $85 million, according to the company, which plans to begin construction on the project as early as this summer. Dollar General expects the project to be completed by fall 2017.