Macy’s Aims to Create 417 Jobs with North Jackson Expansion

Updated: 10:18 a.m. Feb. 24 |Capital investment of $29.9 million
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Macy’s Corporate Services LLC announced Wednesday plans to expand its location in North Jackson to operate a fulfillment center there, creating 417 jobs and retaining 55.

The project includes a $29.9 million capital investment. According to a release, the North Jackson location at 12629 Mahoning Ave. was chosen over others being considered for its logistical excellence and access to skilled employees.

“Macy’s Bailey Road Distribution Center has been selected as a new customer fulfillment location to support our growing digital business, adding fulfillment to the existing store delivery, furniture and bedding operations,” said Macy’s Inc. Chief Supply Officer Dennis Mullahy. “We are delighted to retain our current employees and hire more than 400 people in the community to support this work.”

The announcement follows approval on Monday by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority of a 1.472% Job Creation Tax Credit. Under the terms of the agreement, Macy’s would receive the tax credit, which would expire Dec. 31, 2028, in exchange a fixed-asset investment of $29,973,625 at the North Jackson facility, Walt Good, managing director of project management for Team NEO, said during the virtual meeting.

Following Macy’s initial inquiry to Team NEO, the organization joined JobsOhio, the Western Reserve Port Authority, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and the Ohio Development Services Agency to provide information, insights and resources for the expansion project in North Jackson, according to the release.

“We and our partners welcome Macy’s investment, which will bring 417 new jobs and significantly expand its footprint in the Mahoning Valley,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “North Jackson’s talent and ideal location will play an essential role to move Macy’s products throughout the North American market.”

“The Port Board and staff are excited that Macy’s plans to grow and expand in North Jackson,” said John Moliterno, CEO, Western Reserve Port Authority. “The success of this project is a testament to the Valley, its workforce, and the efforts of JobsOhio, Team NEO and our economic development partners.”

“The Macy’s distribution center has long been a vital part of our business community, and we are extremely pleased that the company has selected Mahoning County,” said Sarah Boyarko, chief operating officer at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. “This strategic investment will strengthen Macy’s position in our market and enable them to better serve their customers’ needs.”

“Macy’s selection of the Lordstown area is a testament to the opportunity in this part of the region,” said Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler. “The North Jackson/Lordstown corridor has witnessed impressive announcements in the past several years with seven companies committing to create more than 5,200 new jobs.”

Locations in West Virginia and Illinois were also being considered for the project.

The 900,000-square-foot Bailey Road distribution center currently serves Macy’s stores in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.