Dollar General Plans $140M Distribution Center in North Little Rock


Dollar General Plans $140M Distribution Center in North Little Rock
A file photo of a Dollar General semi-truck. The company is looking to build a $140 million distribution center in North Little Rock. (Shutterstock)

Dollar General Corp. of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, is looking to build a $140 million warehouse distribution center in the Galloway area of North Little Rock.

The plan was revealed Monday at a North Little Rock City Council meeting, during which council members approved a resolution confirming the city's intent to partner with the company on the project. The plan includes a tax abatement of 65%, the highest level the city can offer the company.

Dollar General is eying a site, described at the meeting as an empty field, near an Amazon fulfillment center on U.S. 70.

City Director of Development Robert Birch said the warehouse would be one of Dollar General's new "fresh market" designs, which would include a cold storage facility and provide better food offerings. 

Birch said the project would initially create 300 jobs. Over time, as many as 600 jobs could be created. He said those jobs would offer "strong wages" and benefits comparable to what Amazon offers its employees.

"It brings a lot to our citizens, bringing them an opportunity for new jobs," Birch said.

Birch said the project has been in the works since the beginning of the year. 

A public hearing is set for Jan. 10, after which the city council will consider the final terms of the project. Construction could begin later that month or in early February. 


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