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Lidl's New Spotsylvania County Distribution Center is Under Way

Lidl's New Spotsylvania County Distribution Center is Under Way

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

German-based retail chain, Lidl, has made the first step in expanding its footprint in the U.S., having broken ground on a new distribution center on Tuesday in Spotsylvania County.

Brendan Proctor, President and CEO, Lidl U.S. (Photo Source: Irish Mirror)“We chose Spotsylvania not just for its central location, but also for its talented workforce and economic vitality,” Brendan Proctor, President and CEO of Lidl U.S., said in a statement, according to the Virginia Business.

The 82-acre property, once completed, will house a $125 million distribution facility, employing about 200 workers.

The retail chain received about $16.7 million in state incentives, including $1.4 million paid upfront. Among those were:

  • $5 million in grants from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund
  • $2 million from the Virginia Economic Development Incentive Grant Program
  • $9.7 million incentive package for Lidl from the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors

"As one of the leading European retailers, we are happy Lidl chose Virginia as its gateway to the United States,” Maurice Jones, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, stated, according to the report.

In total, Lidl is investing more than $200 million in its operations in Virginia, the Virginia Business reports, and has pledged to create about 700 new jobs by 2018.