Target to expand Suffolk distribution center

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SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Target Corporation plans to expand its distribution center in Suffolk.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says Target will invest about $50 million in the southeastern Virginia project and create hundreds of new jobs. The expansion was announced on Wednesday.

In a statement, a Target official said a strong local workforce and the facility’s proximity to the Port of Virginia made it ideal for expansion that will serve the East Coast.

McAuliffe’s office says the company will receive benefits from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program. Additional funding and services to support the company’s employee training will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

Target’s facility originally opened in 2003. Minneapolis-based Target has nearly 1,800 stores nationwide.

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