- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) - 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.

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.

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