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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Chewy, Inc. to Create 1,200 New Jobs in Wilson County

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | 09:00am
  • Chewy will open its new fulfillment facility in Mt. Juliet in 2022
  • Company is a leading innovator in pet e-commerce, offering pet products, supplies and prescriptions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Chewy, Inc. officials announced today that the company will establish a new regional e-commerce fulfillment center in Wilson County, creating 1,200 new jobs.

Chewy, Inc., a trusted destination for pet parents and partners, will have its new facility located at Couchville Pike and Maddox Road in Mt. Juliet, which is projected to open in fall 2022.

Founded in 2011 and dually headquartered in Dania Beach, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts, Chewy is a leading innovator in pet e-commerce, offering pet parents a broad selection of more than 2,000 of the best and most trusted brands, including pet products, supplies and prescriptions.

Wilson County continues to attract companies in the transportation, distribution and logistics sector. Since 2020, more than 80 percent of new jobs committed in Wilson County have come from projects in this industry. Wilson County is within 650 miles of 50 percent of the U.S. population and a one-day trucking distance to 75 percent of U.S. markets.

Those interested in employment opportunities can go to www.chewy.com/jobs to learn more.

Over the last five years, TNECD has supported more than 15 economic development projects in the Wilson County, resulting in 2,500 job commitments and roughly $750 million in capital investment.

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“Wilson County has seen tremendous job growth in the last few years as companies continue to relocate and expand in the region. Chewy’s decision to locate its newest e-fulfillment operations in Tennessee underscores our state’s pro-business climate and skilled workforce. These 1,200 new jobs will have a significant impact on Wilson County, and I appreciate Chewy for choosing Tennessee.” – Gov. Bill Lee 

“Tennessee is primed for Chewy’s newest e-fulfillment center thanks to the combination of our ideal geographic location and strong transportation infrastructure. At 1,200 jobs, Chewy will become one of the top three largest employers in Wilson County. We congratulate Chewy on its success and welcome the company to Tennessee.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“We’re thrilled to open our newest fulfillment center here in Wilson County, Chewy’s first in the state and fourteenth in the country. We appreciate the partnership with the State of Tennessee, Wilson County and the Joint Economic and Community Board of Wilson County to launch this facility. We look forward to investing in the local community through the creation of 1,200 new jobs. This new location will also extend our fulfillment network in the southeast region, allowing us to provide even faster delivery to more than 19 million active customers around the country.”  – Pete Krillies, vice president of Real Estate, Facilities, Procurement of Chewy, Inc.

“It is an honor today to welcome the Chewy family to our community. Wilson County residents have long recognized the many values and importance of the relationships between animals and their pet parents and partners. We appreciate Chewy’s vote of confidence in our community and look forward to developing a long-term partnership through such assets as The Wilson County Farm Bureau Expo Center and the Wilson County/Tennessee State Fair.  We also want to recognize and thank our economic partners which includes the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the JECDB of Wilson County.” – Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto

“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate Chewy, Inc. on its decision to locate operations and create new job opportunities in Wilson County. Helping to attract and retain quality jobs and investment in the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service, and we are proud to partner with the Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Wilson County and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission and celebrate this announcement.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development

“Wilson County is a great place to live and do business, and I am pleased companies like Chewy are recognizing all the wonderful things Wilson County has to offer. This investment will help bring even more jobs to Wilson County which will help continue to grow our local economy. I appreciate the work of state and local officials for securing this investment.” – Sen. Mark Pody (R-Lebanon)

“Tennessee is continually a top destination for businesses small and large because conservative policies win. This is one more company moving to Tennessee because of our low taxes, minimal regulation and business-friendly climate. We welcome Chewy to Wilson County with open arms!” – Rep. Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet) 

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

TNECD Media Contact
Molly Hair
Public Information Officer
(615) 878-0063
molly.hair@tn.gov

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