- 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.


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



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