TULSA COUNTY, Okla. - A new Macy's order fulfillment center will be coming to Tulsa County, and with it about 1,500 jobs, Oklahoma state officials, members of the Tulsa Regional Chamber and representatives from the New York City-based department store announced Tuesday.
Macy's, Inc. is expected to pour $170 million into the facility, which will be located near 76th Street North and Lakewood Avenue near Owasso. The 1.3 million square-foot building's construction is slated for spring 2014, with the first orders shipping by summer 2015.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Macy’s, Inc. to our Oklahoma family,” said Gov. Mary Fallin. “Tulsa County is a thriving metropolitan community and an excellent choice to locate or expand a business. This announcement is another sign that Oklahoma is a destination-state for those seeking a location with strong economic growth and a skilled, dedicated workforce.”
Between 350 and 500 construction jobs will be created as the facility is built, and along with the estimated 1,500 full- and part-time positions, another 1,000 temporary jobs will be created each holiday season.
Frank Julian, vice president of legislative affairs and tax counsel for Macy's, Inc., said Tuesday the decision to build the facility in Tulsa was the result of a laborious eight-month search throughout the region.
"The things that attracted us the most to this site were a location that is central to many of our customers in the south and central states, and the high quality of the workforce in the greater Tulsa area," Julian said. "Macy’s very much appreciates the warm welcome we have received from everyone involved, and we look forward to being part of this vibrant community for many years to come."