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Dollar General Building New Distribution Center in Central Georgia

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 09, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation DG, +2.21% 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. It will be the 15th facility in the retailer’s growing distribution network.

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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. 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 project will be a catalyst for economic development in the region by creating the estimated 500 jobs needed to run the distribution center and hundreds more temporary jobs necessary for the construction of the facility.

“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.”

“We appreciate the collaboration among everyone who has helped bring Dollar General to Butts and Spalding Counties. We’re glad to welcome a wonderful company and look...