Gap plans to expand upstate New York distribution center, hire 1,200 workers over 5 years

Associated Press

Gap, Inc. plans to expand its distribution center in the Hudson Valley, adding up to 1,200 jobs over the next five years while investing $96 million into upgrading the facility.

The San Francisco-based clothing retailer and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the company will expand its 14-year-old property in the Dutchess County town of Fishkill, on the Hudson River 57 miles north of New York City.

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Cuomo says Gap considered other locations across the U.S. for its expansion project, but ultimately chose New York state. Empire State Development is providing the company with up to $12 million in tax credits tied to job creation and investment commitments.

Local economic development officials say Gap currently employs 428 people at its 2.3 million-square-foot Fishkill operation.