- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - FedEx is breaking ground on a 300,000 square-foot ground distribution facility in southwest Little Rock that will employ about 160 people.

Arkansas Business reports (https://bit.ly/1CPdcbc ) the center is scheduled to open in 2016.

The plant will be able to process 15,000 packages an hour and will join 560 other ground distribution points throughout the country.

Arkansas Economic Development Commission spokesman Scott Hardin says the project was aided by a $250,000 Economic Infrastructure Fund grant that was matched by the city of Little Rock.

FedEx Ground spokesman Jesse Bull says the Little Rock facility is part of a national expansion for the company and will become part of a network of distribution hubs and pickup centers across the country.

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Information from: Arkansas Business, www.arkansasbusiness.com


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