(Hebron, Ky.) – Boone County continues to show why it is the engine for economic development in Eagle Country.
Up to 105 new jobs will be created by a new CSN Stores distribution center in Hebron, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Monday.
The hub will be a $7.7 million investment by CSN, an online retailing company which is the second-largest retailer of home goods in the U.S., offering more than 3 million items from 5,000 brands.
“The ability to ship products to customers in the most efficient and timely manner possible gives companies a competitive advantage,” Beshear said in a news release. “CSN Stores’ decision to add a Northern Kentucky distribution center to its network will certainly benefit its customers nationwide and our local job seekers. Kentucky is delighted to welcome CSN as its newest corporate citizen and appreciates the more than 100 new jobs it will bring to Northern Kentucky.”
CSN’s Chief Financial Officer echoed Beshear’s enthusiasm about the expansion.
“CSN is very excited to set up its newest distribution center in Boone County,” said Nicholas Malone. “The combination of its central location and a talented employee base makes it a perfect fit for our growing organization.”
Tax incentives also helped lure CSN to Boone County. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has preliminarily approved up to $2 million in performance-based incentives through the Kentucky Business Investment program.
Other local lawmakers welcomed the good economic news.
“Private sector growth in the Commonwealth is so important to helping our families find good jobs in Northern Kentucky,” said Sen. John Schickel, of Union. “It is essential that we support business in new growth opportunities such as this one in order to help the job market in Kentucky.”
“It is encouraging and exciting to see CSN Stores make this major investment in Hebron,” said Rep. Addia Wuchner, of Florence. “The opening of this facility not only ensures that CSN Stores will continue thriving as an e-commerce company, but it also provides the assurance of quality jobs for the citizens of this area.”
“On behalf of Boone County and the Northern Kentucky community, I am very appreciative of CSN Stores’ decision to locate in the Hebron area,” said Gary Moore, Boone County Judge-Executive. “The decision by this Boston-based, e-commerce company to establish a distribution center in our area is very welcome news.”