Arrive Logistics plans to create 500 jobs in an expansion of its Chattanooga location and invest $3.6 million, officials said today.
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Arrive Logistics is a technology-enabled freight brokerage that serves shipper and carrier partners to deliver brokerage and transportation management services.
Arrive Logistics plans on expanding its Chattanooga location to keep up with the company's continued steady growth due to the strong logistics industry presence in the Southeast and in Chattanooga, officials said
With this expansion, Arrive Logistics will grow its footprint in Tennessee exponentially and will nearly double its total global employment.
"Arrive Logistics' decision to create 500 new jobs in Chattanooga is great news for our state. This announcement underscores that Tennessee continues to be a place where companies can thrive," said Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee in a statement.
Bob Rolfe, Tennessee's commissioner of economic and community development, said the logistics sector in the state continues to be one of its strongest, with more than 275,000 Tennesseans employed by distributions and logistics establishments.
"I appreciate Arrive Logistics for choosing to expand in Tennessee and contributing an additional 500 jobs to the state's thriving logistics industry," he said.
Arrive Logistics CEO Matt Pyatt said the company has grown at an unprecedented pace since its inception in 2014.
"We opened our third domestic office in Chattanooga in November 2018, and we have big plans for its growth," he said. "This market has unbelievable talent. Being located in the center of Freight Alley was a top priority for us, and we are privileged to have an experienced pool of talent right here in Tennessee that will be instrumental in building our team."
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said the city's logistics sector is booming.
"I'm glad to see Arrive Logistics creating jobs amidst transportation industry growth and related innovations happening in Chattanooga," he said.
Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger said the announcement "is one of our quickest expansions, with this decision coming just four months after Arrive Logistics chose to put an office in Hamilton County."
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