Dollar General announced today it will open a new distribution center in the City of Walton to serve 800 of its stores. BE NKY worked with the City of Walton and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to bring the $65M investment and 250 jobs to the facility at 950 Wenstrup Lane in Boone County.

City of Walton Mayor Gabe Brown shared his excitement about the project.

“The City of Walton welcomes Dollar General to our community. Through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the company is a great community partner. We feel they are a valuable addition and will benefit Walton and our school district,” shared Brown. “We appreciate the significant investment the company is making in Northern Kentucky and the 250 jobs that will be created at its newest distribution center. We look forward to celebrating a grand opening of the 630,000 square foot facility that will help Dollar General better serve its customers.”

President and CEO of BE NKY Lee Crume thanked the City of Walton for supporting Dollar General’s investment.

“Dollar General is an excellent addition to the Northern Kentucky business community. We know the company is a great corporate citizen and this is a long-term investment bringing new jobs into Boone County,” said Crume. “We appreciate the support this new distribution center received from the City of Walton and the cooperation we received on the project from Boone County.”

Dollar General’s executive vice president of global supply chain Mike Kindy shared in the press release, “Dollar General’s supply chain network plays a critical role in ensuring the products customers need and want are delivered to our nearly 17,000 stores in a timely and consistent manner. The addition of these facilities continues to drive efficiency and service through our exceptional supply chain network. We are grateful for the continued partnerships with state and local leaders in each of these communities.”

The full press release from Dollar General is available here.