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Office Depot

Office Depot

Total Investment:

Jobs Created: 265


Programs Used:
Site Selection
Credits and Incentives

Project Description:
For many national businesses, finding a proper location to service their customers can be difficult. For Office Depot, a leading global provider of office products and services headquartered in Florida, the answer was Penn Township, PA. July 29, 2010 was Office Depot’s grand opening for their Northeastern regional hub and their first true integrated green center. They use 600,000 square feet of the LEEDS certified facility, equipped with a KIVA-Mobile robotic Fulfillment System – just part of their $25 million upgrade to the building.

This helps them to service not only over 100 Office Depot retail stores, but also direct customers, which include area businesses. The key factors that make this location work for Office Depot are the massive network of shipping roads, proximity to their Northeast customer base and the atmosphere for hiring. Although other locations offer these same factors, through working closely with CAEDC, it was the incentives that sealed the deal.

CAEDC worked intimately with Office Depot’s project committee for more than 11 months to showcase and attract Office Depot to the area. Working as a conduit, CAEDC connected Office Depot to the Governor’s Action Team to receive a total state incentive package of $707,000. In addition, CAEDC performed a location search detailing the benefits of each location, provided targeted demographics and workforce information, acted as a liaison with local municipalities and officials, and helped with the organization of recruitment and marketing on behalf of the company.

News Articles:
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