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Online pet supply retailer to invest $55 million in Salisbury

April 17. Chewy, an online pet supply retailer, will bring 1,200 new jobs to Salisbury with a new $55 million fulfillment center. “Chewy selected North Carolina because from our infrastructure to our workforce, we have everything businesses need to succeed,” Gov. Roy Cooper said when he announced the expansion.

The company is dually headquartered in Dania Beach, Fla., and Boston, Mass., with customer service centers in Dallas, Texas and Hollywood, Fla. It has eight fulfillment centers around the country. Chewy is a leading online retailer of pet food and supplies in the U.S. The e-commerce company offers customers the expertise and service of a local pet store with the convenience of online shopping.

The City of Salisbury, Rowan County, the Salisbury-Rowan Economic Development Commission, North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina helped bring the deal to Salisbury. The North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. (EDPNC) were instrumental in supporting the company’s expansion decision.

A performance-based grant of $166,650 from the One North Carolina Fund will support the creation of 150 of the new jobs, facilitating Chewy’s establishment of its new facility in North Carolina. The One N.C. Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

 

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