Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Nordstrom, Inc. will establish the operations of its east coast online fulfillment center in West Donegal Township, creating 369 full-time jobs.
“Today’s announcement continues Pennsylvania’s steady economic progress with another company expanding and more jobs for our citizens,” said Corbett. “It’s a testament to why Pennsylvania is built to advance – our keystone location, our talented and hardworking people – all contributed to Nordstrom bringing hundreds of new jobs to Lancaster County.”
Nordstrom is scheduled to open its new 672,000-square-foot building, with an additional 470,000-square-foot mezzanine, at Conewago Industrial Park in West Donegal Township, Lancaster County, in the summer of 2015. The company will invest more than $79 million to support the new fulfillment center through renovations, site improvements, new equipment and employee training. Nordstrom has also committed to creating at least 369 new jobs within three years.
“Speed of delivery is simply just part of our customers’ expectations of what good service means today,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of Nordstrom Direct. “This is an ideal location to add to our fulfillment capabilities and improve the delivery experience for our customers. E-commerce is the fastest growing area of our business and this is another example of how we’re investing in people and capabilities to help us support this growth and responding to our customers’ changing definition of service. We thank Governor Corbett and other local and state leaders for helping make this project come together.”
The Department of Community and Economic Development partnered with Nordstrom on a number of grants including a $166,050 Guaranteed Free Training grant to be used to train its new workforce. Additional funding includes a $1,107,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant that facilitates investment and job creation and $1,107,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits.
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.
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the leading fashion specialty retailers based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 261 stores in 35 states, including 117 full-line stores, 141 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through Nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Additionally, the company operates in the online private sale marketplace through its subsidiary HauteLook.
For more information on Nordstrom, Inc. visit www.nordstrom.com.
For more information about Corbett’s commitment to job creation, visit www.pa.gov.