Tory Burch To Bring 150+ Jobs to Henry County

Gov. Nathan Deal shared today that Tory Burch LLC plans to create over 150 jobs and invest more than $60 million in McDonough in Henry County by 2020. The company will lease a building located in Lambert Farms Logistics Park as a distribution center for its ecommerce operations. The distribution center hopes to be operational by the end of 2017.

The company is set to offer jobs in the areas of management, administration, transportation, order processing, and packaging and shipping.

A press release states that Tory Burch is headquartered out of New York with 180 boutiques operating throughout the world, in addition to its ecommerce offerings. The company offers consumer goods such as ready-to-wear clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, and home and beauty items.

Governor Deal:

“Tory Burch’s decision to grow its business in Georgia is a reflection of our state providing industry leaders with the best resources to compete worldwide. I have no doubt that our top-ranked business climate and cutting-edge technological capabilities will continue to attract top lifestyle brands like Tory Burch.”

Roger Farah, co-CEO of Tory Burch:

“We are pleased to be creating a new distribution center in Georgia. It will benefit our customers and our company as we continue to build our e-commerce business while also creating jobs at an important time for our country’s economy.”

Henry County Development Authority Executive Director Charles Moseley:

“Henry County is excited that Tory Burch has chosen McDonough to locate its new Southeastern logistics facility. We look forward to our partnership with this outstanding company and to the jobs and investment they will bring to the community.”

Jessica S., GeorgiaPol contributor and writer for AllOnGeorgia:

“She has great shoes. This is great news.”

Teri, GeorgiaPol contributor:

“Oh this is good. This is very good. Her shoes are the greatest. They’re already monogrammed for me.”

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While its hard to say something negative about new jobs, distribution centers take up massive amounts of land relative to the number of jobs they create. They do not pay a high enough wage to attract permanent employees but are generally entry level jobs with high turnover. They do not spur residential development or attract people to put down roots in a community. They do not encourage quality growth around them and they require a huge investment in infrastructure both at construction (significant increase in the electrical grid) and ongoing (truck traffic requires much more frequent maintenance to the center’s… Read more »

Charlie
Charlie

Diversification point noted and agreed. But as to warehouses, what they do is to provide a high value property that is then taxed locally with very few services demanded commensurate with the taxes paid.

The Fulton Industrial corridor was once specifically excluded from annexation by any city for that reason. It was all warehouses, and a tax cash cow.