FedEx is set to begin construction on a $57 million ground distribution center in Sam Houston Industrial Park in Dothan, local officials announced this week.
The project is expected to bring 200 jobs and a $200 million payroll.
Incentives included $800,000 for road improvements to the site; property tax exemption for 10 years; and sales tax exemption on startup equipment, according to local TV station WTVY.
Dothan Chamber of Commerce President Matt Parker praised the region’s foresight in purchasing land at the industrial park so it was available when a big project came along.
The city and chamber have been negotiating privately for the project for 18 months, the TV station reported.
FedEx plans a 317,000-square-foot facility on 70 acres in the park.
“The City of Dothan and Houston County are honored to support our state and local allies and the company to bring this project to our area,” Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba and Houston County Chairman Mark Culver said in a joint statement reported by WTVY. “This project provides further evidence that our region’s logistical attributes make us a prime option for companies looking to grow their distribution footprint in the southeastern United States.”
The project team includes the city, chamber, county and state.
FedEx also has ground distribution centers in Mobile and Birmingham.