- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - FedEx has announced plans to build a $190 million distribution center in Murfreesboro.

The Daily News Journal reports (http://on.dnj.com/2bVr2Fs ) that the Memphis-based shipping company will add the equivalent of 200 full-time positions to work at the 1-million-square-foot facility.

About 40 of the new positions will pay an average of $53,500 per year, while the remaining jobs will pay an average of $24,000 annually.

Brian Hercules, the vice president for economic development at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, says that there are hundreds of additional contract jobs like long-haul drivers that will also gain work through the facility.

Construction is set to begin by the end of the year and scheduled to be complete by early 2018.

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Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com

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