Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.
GOVERNOR KAINE ANNOUNCES 100 NEW JOBS FOR CHESAPEAKE
-Dollar Tree invests more than $12 million to expand headquarters-
RICHMOND - Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., the nation's leading operator of single-price point dollar stores, will expand its corporate headquarters in Chesapeake by 75,000-square-feet. The expansion, which includes additional office space, a new data center, regional training facilities, and an auditorium, will create 100 new jobs. The project is in addition to the company’s current 120,000-square-foot headquarters facility and 400,000-square-foot distribution center in Chesapeake, both of which opened in 1997. Dollar Tree’s expansion will involve an estimated more than $12 million investment for the initial phase, with additional amounts to be spent over the next 24 months.
“Dollar Tree is a valued corporate citizen in Chesapeake and across the Hampton Roads region,” said Governor Kaine. “This additional investment and job creation through a nationally recognized company like Dollar Tree is a strong vote of confidence in the diverse economy and business friendly approach of the Commonwealth.”
Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) operates 3,219 stores in 48 states, compared to 2,914 stores in 48 states one year ago. These stores are supported by a network of nine distribution centers, strategically positioned to provide logistics support to any point in the contiguous United States.
“After considering a number of locations across the country we decided on Chesapeake as the best site for our expansion,” said Bob Sasser, President and CEO of Dollar Tree. “We have deep roots in the Hampton Roads area, which has been home to Dollar Tree for more than 20 years. During this time we have grown from a small handful of stores to a national retailer with more than 3,200 stores coast-to-coast. We are proud to be a part of this community, which is a great place to live and work. We appreciate the support of the City of Chesapeake and the Commonwealth of Virginia throughout our first 20 years, and we are glad to make this investment for our future growth right here in our hometown.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the City of Chesapeake to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Kaine approved $200,000 from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist Chesapeake with the project. The Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide training assistance through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
“When one of our corporate citizens decides to expand, we do everything we can to make sure the new jobs stay in Chesapeake,” said Dalton S. Edge, Mayor of the City of Chesapeake. “In Chesapeake, existing businesses continue to be our best source for growth. It says a lot about what we have to offer here to the business community.”