STAFFORD, VIRGINIA – Governor Ralph Northam announced this evening that the world’s leading third-party logistics provider, DHL Supply Chain, is investing $72 million to establish a state-of-the-art distribution center in Stafford County.
Located at the Southeast corner of Exit 140 (Courthouse Road and Interstate-95), DHL will construct a new 500,000-square-foot high-bay facility, integrated with high-tech equipment for material handling. This facility will serve the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. Stafford County and Virginia successfully competed with Maryland for the project, which will create 577 new jobs.
Meg Bohmke, Chairwoman of the Stafford Board of Supervisors, said, “On behalf of our entire Board, we are eager and excited to have DHL invest in Stafford, and we look forward to a long-term partnership with them in our community.”
Virginia’s strategic location on the East Coast connects companies to the U.S. and the world with exceptional accessibility, making it a desired location for manufacturers and distributors. Stafford is within a day’s drive of sixty percent of the U.S. population, providing a nexus of advanced roads that offer distributors close proximity to consumers.
Stafford’s robust distribution and manufacturing sector spans a wide variety of products, from e-commerce, rapid prototyping, technology transfer manufacturing, electromagnetic engineering, and consumer products. Stafford County provides a natural location for companies like DHL to thrive. This development advances the Stafford region and aids the local economy as it attracts new businesses, diverse job creation, new capital investment, and tax revenue to Stafford County.
“It is a pleasure to finalize this agreement to secure over 570 new jobs in Stafford,” said John Holden, Director of Economic Development and Tourism. “Stafford County is now recognized as a “last-mile” destination for warehouse distribution and advanced manufacturing. These key target industries diversify and enrich Stafford’s business portfolio.”
Carl DeLuca, Head of Real Estate Americas, DHL Supply Chain, said, “We are excited to build on the company’s presence in this market, and are grateful to Governor Northam and his team, as well as the local authority of Stafford County, for the support they have provided to DHL on this project.”