Ross Dress for Less expansion bringing 700 new jobs to York County

Ross Dress for Less expansion bringing 700 new jobs to York County
File photo of a Ross store. (Bloomberg via Getty Images/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Ross Dress for Less, an off-price apparel and home retail company, announced plans Tuesday to expand its distribution and warehousing operations in York County, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the area.

The company said its $68 million investment into the expansion is expected to create 700 new jobs over a 5-year period.

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“We are always thrilled to see one of our existing businesses grow its presence in our state. We celebrate Ross Stores, Inc.’s decision to expand and create 700 new jobs in the Palmetto State," Gov. Henry McMaster said.

The distribution center is in Rock Hill.

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Founded in 1982, Ross offers high-quality name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, home fashions and more at bargain prices. The company operates retail operations in over 1,800 locations across the United States and Guam.

“York County is proud to see our existing industries grow and thrive,” said York County Council Chairman Michael Johnson. “The jobs and investment this announcement bring to York County are good for both our community and our state. We congratulate Ross Stores, Inc. on this significant expansion and look forward to many more years of continued success.”

“Ross Stores brought significant investment and jobs to Rock Hill when they located here in 2013, and I’m thrilled to know our community has served them well," added Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys. "We look forward to working with them on expansion efforts and bringing more jobs and opportunity to the people of Rock Hill. I wish Ross Stores, Inc. much continued success. Congratulations!”