Columbus, OH — Gap Inc., a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products, has announced plans to expand its operations in Groveport, Ohio, investing approximately $100 million and creating 600 new jobs. Hiring for merchandise handlers and management positions will begin in Q1 and Q2 of 2020.
Gap Inc. will construct a new 420,000-square-foot warehouse adjacent to its existing 950,000-square-foot facility at 6001 Green Point Drive in Groveport. This additional space will allow the company to significantly increase daily output to support its growing online business.
“For nearly two decades, the Columbus Region has offered us a strong talent pool and high quality of life for our employees,” said Shawn Curran, executive vice president of global supply chain & product operations at Gap Inc. “As we continue to elevate our logistics network to meet our growing online sales, we look forward to expanding our presence in the community.”
Created in 1969, Gap Inc.’s products are available in more than 90 countries worldwide. The company offers customers a range of brands, each with a unique style, including Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, Hill City and Intermix brands.
“Gap Inc. is an important employer for the Groveport community, and we’re thrilled that the company’s global success will bring 600 new jobs to the Region,” said Jeff Green, assistant city administrator at City of Groveport. “Groveport provides the right business environment and talent pool to assist in the company’s continued growth.”
Some of the world’s most recognizable apparel, lifestyle and home goods brands have a strong presence in the Columbus Region. In addition to housing one of Gap Inc.’s fulfillment centers, Victoria’s Secret, Express, Abercrombie & Fitch, Lane Bryant and DSW are all headquartered in the Columbus Region. These brands operate alongside top retail-related service providers to create a retail innovation ecosystem in the Columbus Region that drives worldwide innovation. Groveport is located in Franklin County, which is home to an estimated 1,291,981 residents and several Fortune 500 companies.
“The Columbus Region has been a strategic part of Gap Inc.’s global operations for nearly twenty years,” said Ted Griffith, managing director for logistics and distribution at JobsOhio. “The company’s expansion demonstrates its confidence in the Columbus Region to advance its growth while bringing 600 new jobs to Groveport.”
About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, Hill City and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2017 net sales were $15.9 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through company-operated stores, franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit GapInc.com.
About Columbus 2020
As the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, Columbus 2020’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across 11 Central Ohio counties. In 2010, hundreds of business and community leaders developed the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, and the Columbus Region is now experiencing the strongest decade of growth in its history. The Columbus 2020 team conducts business outreach, promotes the Columbus
Region to market-leading companies around the world, conducts customized research to better understand the Columbus Region’s competitiveness, and works to leverage public, private and institutional partnerships. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.