Certain states have proven to be more effective at attracting recent distribution center investment due to a variety of factors. These factors include the accessibility to supplier and customer bases, readily available skilled workers with experience in the material-moving industry, and favorable economic incentive offerings.

Site Selection Group researched distribution center announcementDistribution_buildings in the last quarter to identify the top 10 states with the most distribution center announcements.

Texas, Ohio and Illinois were the most effective at attracting distribution and warehouse projects over the previous quarter due to their ability to serve large population bases as well as their robust logistics infrastructure. These states combined to announce more than 170 new distribution centers in only three months with a combined capital investment of $1.3 billion.

The following table shows the number of announcements, total capital investment, and total jobs created for each of the top 10 states. 
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TOP 10 STATES WITH MOST
NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS
StateNumber of
Announcements
Capital Investment
(USD m)
Jobs
Created
Texas 79 $902 744
Ohio 48 $236 1,349
Illinois 45 $208 1,097
Pennsylvania 27 $464 2,432
Georgia 14 $124 328
Missouri 14 $65 926
Florida 12 $214 1,348
Michigan 12 $52 549
California 10 N/A N/A
Maryland 10 $1 1,205

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*The expansion data used in this blog comes from the Conway Data New Plant Report, a publication of Conway Inc. and Site Selection Magazine.

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