Officials in Indiana County are lauding Urban Outfitters for its decision to build a 836,000 s/f fulfillment center, with some experts painting the retailer's $30 million investment as a watershed moment for economic development in the county.
Located at the Windy Ridge Business & Technology Park in White Township, URBN will create 225 permanent jobs once the Philadelphia-based retailer's center is operational, an employment gain that the Indiana Gazette reported will represent “the most jobs created by a single employer in Indiana County in more than five decades."
Urban Outfitters paid $5.6 million for the 48.5-acre site, where it will spend another $25 million on the facility's construction.
“Urban Outfitters’ move to Indiana County will significantly impact our region’s economy. In addition to the hundreds of full-time, familysustaining jobs at the fulfillment center, there will be hundreds of construction jobs as the facility is built,” said Rep. Dave Reed (RIndiana) in a statement.