News Flash

Home

Posted on: May 5, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCES JO-ANN STORES DC EXPANSION, 30 NEW JOBS IN NEXT THREE YEARS

EconomicDevelopmentLogo

Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced today that an existing Opelika distribution center will be expanding. Jo-Ann Stores DC will be investing more capital into its facility in Opelika to build and expand their current warehouse facility. Jo-Ann strives to inspire creativity in the hearts, hands and minds of its customers through 855 storefronts located across 49 states. Jo-Ann’s Opelika distribution center currently employs 285 employees and now plans to invest an additional $7.7 million in capital which will create 30 new jobs over the next 3 years.

Mayor Fuller added, “Jo-Ann’s need for additional capacity is indicative of the company’s success. We are fortunate to have them in Opelika and pleased they are bringing more job opportunities to our citizens. I’d like to thank the city council for approving the tax abatement for this project.”

City of Opelika Economic Development Director, Lori Huguley added, “Jo-Ann Stores DC is a great community partner. It is a great testament to their workforce and the business climate in Opelika that they continue to invest and grow here.”

For more information, please contact John Sweatman, Economic Development Project Manager for the City of Opelika, at 334-705-5115.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Shady Park Green Space

Shady Park Improvement Project

Posted on: June 16, 2021

PUBLIC HEARING CDBG AMENDMENTS

Posted on: June 8, 2021
Newsflash

1st Avenue Railroad Crossing Closure

Posted on: April 26, 2021
22EB251D-6864-4C53-AB56-BE724C55DEAB

SLAM DUNK THE JUNK EVENT POSTPONED

Posted on: April 23, 2021

TREE PRUNING 2021

Posted on: January 19, 2021
COVID-19 75 plus vaccine

COVID ANNOUNCEMENT FROM EAMC

Posted on: January 12, 2021
Planning full lockup 2c_OL

Zoning Board Meeting Rescheduled

Posted on: December 7, 2020
A0871750-0C95-4237-B093-74B3282A6D82_4_5005_c

Resurfacing Projects

Posted on: November 20, 2020
Geneva Street

GENEVA STREET UPDATE

Posted on: November 19, 2020
Toys4Tots (3)

OFD TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION DRIVE

Posted on: November 16, 2020

ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO ZETA

Posted on: October 29, 2020

RUN-OFF ELECTION TOMORROW

Posted on: October 5, 2020
Press Conference Invite

OPELIKA POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS CONFERENCE

Posted on: September 28, 2020
StormTotalQPF_AL

WEATHER UPDATE FROM LEE COUNTY EMA

Posted on: September 16, 2020

WEATHER UPDATE FROM LEE COUNTY EMA

Posted on: September 15, 2020
 Drive thru Trick-or-Treat

HALLOWEEN 2020

Posted on: September 15, 2020
Town Hall Series September 24

TOWN HALL SERIES: COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Posted on: September 10, 2020

City of Opelika Communications Survey

Posted on: September 9, 2020
9

OPS OPELIKA SHARE PROGRAM

Posted on: July 6, 2020
Memorial infront of city hall

2020 Virtual Memorial Day Service

Posted on: May 25, 2020
OES COVID 19

OES ASKS RESIDENTS TO BAG ALL TRASH

Posted on: April 7, 2020
India Road Detour (1)

INDIA ROAD CLOSURE AND DETOUR

Posted on: March 16, 2020

ADEM PUBLIC HEARING AND QUARRY UPDATE

Posted on: February 21, 2020

Creekwood Resources - Granite Quarry

Posted on: January 27, 2020

ADA COMPLIANCE WORK UPDATE

Posted on: October 22, 2019

ADA COMPLIANCE WORK UPDATES

Posted on: October 11, 2019