The expansion will ultimately mean an additional 2,000 jobs in the city and another 500 in Gap, according to Richard Hayne, Urban Outfitter’s founder and chief executive officer.
With a big economic fish eyeing a move to the Conewago Industrial Park, local officials are deploying tax incentives to help land it.
An unidentified company that might build a fulfillment center costing as much as $150 million and bringing “hundreds of jobs” to the area has put the West Donegal industrial park among its top possible locations.
To make the industrial park just west of Elizabethtown more attractive, school and township officials have agreed to ease taxes on any new construction on a 160-acre parcel of land.
The new facility, which might eventually comprise 1 million-square feet, could be the second large distribution center being considered for Lancaster County. Urban Outfitters is looking at a similar-sized center in Salisbury Township.