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Ross Stores to bring nearly 600 jobs to South Carolina

From Office of Gov. Nikki Haley

COLUMBIA, SC - Ross Stores Inc., known as "Ross,"will open a new distribution and warehousing facility in York County. Under a five year program, the new 1.2 million square foot facility is expected to generate approximately 600 new jobs over that time period. Ross plans to use the new Rock Hill facility to distribute merchandise to its retail stores located in 30 states. The distribution center is expected to be up and running sometime in 2013.

Michael Wilson, senior vice president of Supply Chain for Ross commented, "Ross has found York County a good place to do business over the past 10 years. We currently operate in the county over 1.9 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space as well as our supply chain headquarters. We look forward to adding this new facility to our distribution capabilities."

"[Wednesday's] announcement is another big win for South Carolina. We celebrate Ross' decision to locate new operations in Rock Hill and create 600 new jobs," said Gov. Nikki Haley.

"Ross' decision to invest in South Carolina shows how critical good transportation infrastructure is in attracting investments that create jobs," said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce.

York County Council Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell added, "Ross Dress for Less has made several significant investments in York County over the past decade and presently is one of our largest employers with over 1,200 people. This new operation is verification of York County's focus on the value of existing industry and the benefits they bring to our community. We are excited about the hundreds of new jobs that will be part of this investment as we strive to make York County the most business-friendly county in the nation."

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