Governor Lee and TNECD Commissioner Rolfe Announce Macy’s, Inc. Is Expanding Operations in Robertson County


Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and Macy’s, Inc. officials announced Wednesday that the company will expand operations in Robertson County.

Macy’s will expand the company’s existing Portland distribution facility, creating approximately 50 new jobs, according to a press release by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD).

“We are proud to have a renowned brand like Macy’s call our state home,” Governor Lee said in a statement. “Tennessee offers an unmatched location for distribution and logistics operations, and I thank Macy’s for its continued investment and job creation in Robertson County.”

The project “aims to enhance overall performance through partnership with a world-class automation vendor while also building a system with top tier scalability,” according to the press release. Through the investment, Macy’s Portland fulfillment center will roll out new processes to increase its capacity and productivity as well as be in a position for future investment and business growth.

“Macy’s is excited about this investment and our continued expansion in the Portland area,” Macy’s, Inc. Chief Supply Chain Officer Dennis Mullahy said in a statement. “The new automated technology will further modernize our operations and increase our capacity and productivity to better serve our valued customers across the country.”

In the last five years, TNECD has supported nearly 10 economic development projects in Robertson County resulting in more than 1,300 job commitments and approximately $627 million in capital investment, the press release notes.

“Since 2016, companies have invested $4.5 billion in Tennessee’s transportation, distribution and logistics sector,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said in a statement. “Macy’s is a driving force behind that figure, and we look forward to a continued partnership with this globally recognized brand.”

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Bill Lee” by Office of the Governor. Photo “Bob Rolfe” by Department of Economic and Community Development. Background Photo “Macy’s” by Phillip Pessar. CC BY 2.0.



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  1. 83ragtop50

    So what did 50 (maybe) jobs cost Tennessee taxpayers. Sounds like more election year baloney from Lee.