The Missouri Department of Economic Development recently announced that Dollar Tree will invest approximately $110-million to build a 1.2 million square foot distribution facility in Warrensburg.

According to a press release from the MDED, Dollar Tree expects to create about 375 new jobs within three years, and the facility will support Dollar Tree’s retail store network in the Midwestern U.S. The facility is expected to see about 150-200 inbound/outbound trucks per day.

“Dollar Tree’s decision to grow its business in Missouri is great news for people in Warrensburg. This new distribution center means hundreds of new quality jobs for families. We’re fighting to grow jobs every day, and we’re grateful to Dollar Tree for recognizing that Missouri is open for business and our people are ready to work,” said Gov. Eric Greitens.

Dollar Tree operates more than 14,300 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces, along with 22 distribution centers.

“Dollar Tree is a large and growing organization,” said Dollar Tree Chief Executive Officer Bob Sasser.  “We have been very impressed with the business-friendly approach that the State of Missouri, Johnson County and the City of Warrensburg have provided. This project demonstrates our commitment to western Missouri by creating hundreds of jobs in the region. We are proud to become a bigger part of the local community.”

CEO of Missouri Partnership, Steve Johnson said, "it is great to see yet another company take advantage of Missouri’s unique distribution and logistics strengths.”

"The City of Warrensburg is well positioned to continue the positive momentum currently taking place in the community,” Warrensburg Mayor Bryan Jacobs said. “Businesses are choosing Warrensburg, more jobs are being created, which will ultimately lead to increased revenue for the city."

Senator Denny Hoskins thanked Dollar Tree for recognizing the talented, hard working people we have in Missouri and investing $100 million in their facility in Johnson County. "This is definitely a win-win situation for Dollar Tree and hundreds of workers in our community,” said Hoskins.

The company expects the distribution center to be operational in May 2018. The project is contingent upon the approval of local incentives.

According to the press release, the new facility will be located on Highway 13 in the Brady Commerce Park. Construction is set to begin this month.

Randy Kirby