Distribution center could bring 1,000 new jobs to Springfield

A prospective “massive retail distribution center” at a Springfield industrial park would be “one of the largest developments in the Dayton region this year” and could  “eventually result in nearly 1,000 new jobs,” the Dayton Business Journal reports. NP Springfield Industrial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NorthPoint Development, “has a purchase agreement in place to buy over 100 acres of land” at Prime Ohio II, a site located off Ridge Road and adjacent to State Route 41 and Interstate 70, according to the article. Horton Hobbs, vice president of economic development for the Greater Springfield Partnership, said the group has been working with NorthPoint to bring an end user to the site, noting an announcement will be made soon. An “initial 850,000-square-foot retail distribution center” is set for construction on the site, but “could balloon to 1 million square feet” with a planned future expansion. For more, read the full article.

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