Macy’s Seeks Tax Credit for North Jackson Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Tax Credit Authority will consider a request by Macy’s Corporate Services LLC, apparently connected to its Jackson Township distribution center, when it meets Monday morning.

The specifics of the retail chain’s request or details of what project might be tied to it remain unknown.

“At this time we don’t have anything to share, but please know information will be available on Monday,” Andrea Schwartz, senior director of media relations for Macy’s Inc., said Friday in response to phone calls and emails requesting comment.

Macy’s Inc., headquartered in New York, has three retail brands, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury. It operates some 760 stores, including two in Boardman and Niles, and has approximately 90,000 employees, according to the company website.

Macy’s has operated the 900,000-square-foot Bailey Road distribution center since 1995. It processes big-ticket and small-ticket freight, serves more than 50 stores in the Ohio-Pennsylvania-West Virginia area and employs 65 associates, Schwartz said.

The center is adjacent to a Things Remembered fulfillment center. North on Bailey Road in Lordstown, the TJX Companies Inc. is nearing completion of the $170 million HomeGoods regional distribution center.

Representatives of state, regional and local development agencies were mum Friday on the Macy’s project, and directed media inquiries to Schwartz.

The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is aware of the company being on the tax credit authority’s agenda Monday, a chamber representative said before sharing the contact information for Schwartz.

An Ohio Development Services Agency spokeswoman did not respond to requests for information about the tax credit request Friday.

Pictured: The Macy’s logistics center at 12629 Mahoning Ave, North Jackson.

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