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Gap Inc. Announces Plans to Build New Distribution Center in Longview, Texas to Meet Rising Demand for Digital Shopping

LONGVIEW, TX – February 24, 2021 – The Longview Economic Development Corporation (LEDCO) is pleased to announce Gap Inc. plans to open a new state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center in the Longview North Business Park. By delivering inventory faster and more efficiently to customers across the country, the $140M investment will help Gap Inc. meet the rising customer demand for online shopping and reach its future plans for digital growth. Gap Inc. anticipates the new campus will create more than 500 full-time jobs in Longview by the end of 2023 and will grow to more than 1,000 full-time jobs in the city over the next five years. Additionally, the company expects to create more than 1,000 part-time and seasonal jobs by 2026.

 

The new campus will become Gap Inc.’s latest facility to feature industry-leading technology that has been tested and optimized in other campuses across the Gap Inc. network. Upon completion, the new facility will be able to process up to one million units per day. 

 

The new facility in Longview is expected to total approximately 850,000 square feet. Construction will begin in April 2021 with plans to be fully operational by August 2022. This campus will supplement our six existing campuses in North America, including those in Fresno, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Groveport, OH; Gallatin, TN; Fishkill, NY; and Brampton, Ontario. While Gap Inc. had plans in place to open a new facility beforehand, as a result of changing customer needs during the pandemic the timeline has been accelerated to create more capacity for online growth. 

 

"This significant investment by Gap Inc will provide a large number of jobs for East Texans and is a continued diversification of our economy. I am thankful for the efforts of the Longview Economic Development Corporation to bring a project of this magnitude to Longview. We believe Gap Inc. will play a tremendous role in supporting economic growth and opportunity in our city, and we look forward to working together to deliver a lasting positive impact on our community,” said Mayor, Dr. Andy Mack.

 

“We are proud to welcome Gap Inc. to Longview, Texas,” said Natalie Lynch, LEDCO Board Chairman.  “The success of this project is a testament to the strength of Longview’s business climate, and the partnerships between LEDCO, the City of Longview, Gregg County and Longview ISD. I am thrilled that this global leading company has chosen to invest here, and for the substantial impact it will make on our economy and East Texas.”

 

About LEDCO

The Longview Economic Development Corporation was created by the voters of Longview in 1991 under the Development Act of 1979 (Texas Revised Civil Statutes Article 5190.6) section 4A for the purpose of creating and retaining primary jobs. The Corporation’s independent board of directors, five voting members, five non-voting members, is appointed by the mayor and city council. The Corporation owns two business parks in Longview with 1,200 acres of land.

 

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