Senator Denny Hoskins Welcomes Dollar Tree to Johnson County


Senator Denny Hoskins Welcomes Dollar Tree to Johnson County

JEFFERSON CITY — Following a meeting on Monday between Sen. Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, Representative Dan Houx, R-Warrensburg, the governor and Dollar Tree’s CEO Bob Sasser, Dollar Tree formally agreed to invest more than $100 million in the Warrensburg area. The Fortune 500 company is expected to add 375 jobs within three years to the area after building its more than one-million square-foot distribution center in Warrensburg.

“This is a great day for Missouri, Johnson County and the surrounding communities! We will continue to focus on bringing more good jobs to the Show-Me State,” said Sen. Hoskins. “Thank you to Dollar Tree for recognizing the talented, hardworking people we have in Missouri and investing $100 million in their facility in Johnson County. This is definitely a win-win situation for Dollar Tree and hundreds of workers in our community!”

“Among our commitments this legislative session were to lessen unnecessary regulatory burdens on businesses and to facilitate job creation. This is a major step in accomplishing those objectives, and we want everyone to know that Johnson County is open for business,” stated Rep. Dan Houx upon conclusion of the meeting.

In addition to Sen. Hoskins and Rep. Houx, the governor, mayor of Warrensburg and Missouri Partnership, which promotes economic development and encourages business attraction to the state, welcomed the company as it begins construction this month. Mentioning that the center will be near the intersection of US Highways 50 and 13, Sen. Hoskins noted that “Dollar Tree’s presence here — its confidence in this great county — reminds us how important fostering a business-friendly climate is and reinforces the important value of the dedicated and skilled people of Johnson County to any business.”

On Tuesday, the Missouri Development Finance Board approved $2.5 million in building bonds and a Johnson County grant request of $390,000 for the project. The center is expected to be operational in 2018.

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