Over 400 new jobs could be created in Montgomery County when Dollar General completes its planned construction of a distribution center in the Town of Florida business park. The nation-wide retailer announced it’s intent to build the center in a press release issued yesterday. According to the release, the facility is expected to supply products to approximately 800 Dollar General stores throughout New York and the northeastern states. The center will be the newest of 16 centers located across the United States. The retailer hopes to begin construction in late spring 2017 and finish in fall 2018.
In the release, Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO said, “It’s very exciting to move forward on a project that will create more than 400 jobs in Montgomery County. I am grateful for our continued partnership and support on this project from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York’s Empire State Development, and local leadership in Montgomery County.”
According to the release, the Town of Florida/Amsterdam area was chosen in part for its convenient location to Interstate 90, its proximity to Dollar General stores throughout the northeast, Montgomery County’s local business environment, quality workforce in the area and the availability of local and state economic incentives, among numerous other considerations.