Fortune 100 company could bring 1,000 new jobs to south S.A.

SAN ANTONIO – Fortune 100 Company, The TJX Companies Inc., is considering approximately 200 acres in south San Antonio for a new distribution center.

The TJX Companies Inc. operates T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, and Sierra Trading Post along with tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com

On Wednesday, the company announced San Antonio as a possible new location for a $150 million distribution center that could create 1,000 jobs in the coming year. The center would also prove for a development buffer around Mission Espada, according to a press release.

The project could enable the connection of more than 30 miles of hike and bike trails while providing land for a new Southside Independent School District (SISD) facility.

“The prospect of 1,000 new jobs that provide eligible full-time employees access to benefits is critical to raising strong, healthy families in San Antonio. I am pleased that a global company with the financial strength and corporate brand of TJX is investing in our communities and creating opportunities for our workforce. Through their partnership with Workforce Solutions Alamo, Goodwill Industries, and Southside ISD, TJX is showing a commitment to building a workforce that is skilled and ready to work on the City’s South Side,” said San Antonio District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran. "They listened to my request to incorporate community-strengthening components and worked with me to come up with creative options for our streets and land use. I am excited about this opportunity for the South Side and for all San Antonians."

On May 18, the San Antonio City Council will consider approval of a 15-year non-annexation partnership for the 200-acre distribution center site.

“We are continuing to build on our momentum of connecting more San Antonians to prosperity,” San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor said in a press release. “TJX has chosen to significantly invest in South San Antonio through partnerships that promote balanced growth and availability of employment opportunities in the City while protecting our Missions and connecting our greenbelt and creek way system.” 

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