Gabe’s Springfield facility expected to bring 800+ jobs to region

SPRINGFIELD TWP., Clark County — Gabe’s broke ground Tuesday on a new distribution center near Springfield that is expected to bring 833 full-time jobs to the region.

The discount department chain’s facility will be located at the nearly 200 acre Prime Ohio II industrial park near the intersection of I-70 and state Route 41 east of Springfield.

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The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved economic assistance for the project in the form of a 10-year job creation tax credit of about 1.5 percent, according to state government officials.

The new 870,000 square-foot facility is expected to generate $27.8 million in new annual payroll.

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The Prime Ohio II industrial park sits in a spot that allows businesses to provide next-day truck delivery to about 69 percent of the U.S. population, according to developers for the land.

Gabe’s is a discount department store chain that offers brand-name fashions and footwear, home décor, kitchen tools, work gear, pet supplies and other consumer goods.

Gabe’s is targeting an October 2022 opening for the distribution center.

Gabe’s has 120 stores across the U.S. with local locations in Beavercreek and Middletown.