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FedEx to construct large distribution center in Dothan

The announcement Tuesday culminates a long process between the city of Dothan and the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, state of Alabama, and Houston County.
Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 11:02 AM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY)--FedEx has announced plans to construct a $60 million distribution center in Dothan. The site is the Sam Houston Industrial Park off Columbia Highway.

The project is expected to employ 200 additional workers to FedEx operations in Dothan, many of them employed by companies that have agreements with the world-wide courier company.

The 317,000 square-foot FedEx Ground facility will stand on a 70-acre site in the Sam Houston Industrial Park.

The announcement Tuesday culminates a long process between the city of Dothan and the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce and is especially welcome after COVID slowed economic development.

In a joint statement, City of Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba and Houston County Chairman Mark Culver said, “The City of Dothan and Houston County are honored to support our state and local allies and the company to bring this project to our area. This project provides further evidence that our region’s logistical attributes make us a prime option for companies looking to grow their distribution footprint in the southeastern United States.”

Incentives, including constructing a road to the facility, will be given to FedEx that will also receive tax abatements.

This story updated to clarify that 200 new positions will be created.

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