Harris Teeter has unveiled plans to grow its distribution network in the state of Virginia.
The $95 million project will culminate in a 1.5 million square foot distribution center that’s expected to create approximately 400 jobs in Caroline County, according to Virginia Business.
Harris Teeter anticipates construction to begin by 2017.
“The location makes sense for our existing distribution structure, and we look forward to contributing to the county’s economic growth as well as job market as we move forward with this project,” said Harris Teeter’s Communications Manager Danna Robinson, Virginia Business reports.
During the first phase of construction, the facility will span at least 650,000 square feet.
As an incentive, Governor Terry McAuliffe approved a $650,000 grant from the Commonweath’s Opportunity Fund to assist the county with the project. Harris Teeter will also be eligible for funding and services from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program to support training for the company’s employees.
Harris Teeter operates over 230 stores and three fuel centers in seven states and the District of Columbia. Approximately 28,000 workers are currently employed with the retailer.