Gap expands in Tennessee, adds 100 jobs at distribution center

Gap expands in Tennessee, adds 100 jobs at distribution center

July 14th, 2016 by Dave Flessner in Business Around the Region

FILE - This photo May 14, 2014 file photo shows signage outside a Gap store in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh. The Gap Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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Gap Inc. said today it will add more than 100 jobs at the company's distribution center in Gallatin, Tenn.

Gap Inc. is investing $3.1 million in technology and other upgrades over the next five years to expand its online fulfillment services provided at its Gallatin campus.

"Just three years ago, Gap Inc. invested $35 million to bring 90 jobs to Gallatin," Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said in a statement today. "Gap Inc. has been a cornerstone of Tennessee's robust logistics and distribution industry for nearly two decades and we welcome their continued commitment to create more jobs for Sumner County."

Randy Boyd, commissioner of economic and community development for the state of Tennessee, said Gap and other retailers are investing more in online sales directly to consumers through Internet sales.

"Like many retailers today, Gap Inc. is now putting more resources into e-commerce. And they are also finding that Tennessee, with its central location and world-class infrastructure, is the perfect place to do so," Boyd said. 

Tennessee is home to more than 263,000 jobs n the transportation, logistics and distribution industry. 

Gap Inc., which is based in San Francisco, is one of the largest employers in Sumner County, operating more than 2.8 million square feet of distribution space among its three warehouses.