IN: Five Below to Build Midwest Distribution Center, Creating 470 Jobs
20 May, 2021
Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb joined executives from Five Below, the trend-right, extreme-value retailer for tweens, teens and beyond, as the company announced plans to locate its Midwest distribution center in Shelby County, creating over 470 new jobs by the end of 2025.
“Indiana’s business-friendly environment and skilled workforce continue to bring dynamic companies like Five Below to the Hoosier state,” said Gov. Holcomb. “Today’s announcement is exciting for Indiana, and we’ll continue fostering an ecosystem where businesses can thrive and grow for years to come.”
The Philadelphia-based company plans to invest more than $100 million over the next few years to establish distribution and e-commerce operations at 12050 East McGregor Road in Indianapolis. Five Below will build the facility, initially occupying 1,000,000 square feet. The company hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site today, and the facility is expected to be operational in summer 2022. The new distribution center will support the company's continued growth and expansion in the Midwest.
“Five Below strives to offer the best products, at an unbeatable value, to more customers every single day,” said Five Below CEO Joel Anderson. “This can be achieved with continued distribution expansion. Ship Center Indiana is going to be an incredible facility filled with state-of-the-art technology, and great for boosting the local economy by creating jobs. Our new Ship Crew will help us continue to deliver the best retail experience out there! We’re so proud of this company milestone.”
Five Below employs more than 15,000 associates nationwide, including more than 900 Ship Crew members throughout its distribution centers located in Georgia, New Jersey, Mississippi and Texas, as well as an additional facility under construction in Arizona. The company will begin hiring in Shelby County in 2022. Available positions will be listed online.
“On behalf of the Shelby County Commissioners and Shelby County Council, we are excited to welcome Five Below to our community and the I-74 corridor,” said Brian Asher, executive director of Shelby County Development Corporation. “Shelby County is a great place for business, and we look forward to beginning a new working partnership with Five Below that will continue to grow for many years to come.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered Five Below up to $2.8 million in conditional tax credits based on the company’s plans to create up to 473 jobs. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired. The IEDC will also offer up to $1 million to the local community from the Industrial Development Grant Fund to support infrastructure improvements. Shelby County approved additional incentives.
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