• One of America’s leading digitally led omnichannel retailers to expand distribution operations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Macy’s, Inc. officials announced today that the company will expand operations in Robertson County.

Macy’s will expand the company’s existing Portland distribution facility, creating approximately 50 new jobs.

The project aims to enhance overall performance through partnership with a world class automation vendor while also building a system with top tier scalability. Through this investment, Macy’s Portland fulfillment center will roll out new processes to increase its capacity and productivity as well as be in a position for future investment and business growth.

Macy’s, Inc. strives to be the preferred employer through an unwavering commitment to all colleagues and their well-being. The company offers fulfilling career opportunities, competitive pay, bilingual work environment, merchandise discount, flexible scheduling and access to a new debt-free education program for part-time and full-time colleagues. New job opportunities will be posted on macys.com/jobs as they become available.

In the last five years, TNECD has supported nearly 10 economic development projects in Robertson County resulting in more than 1,300 job commitments and approximately $627 million in capital investment.


“We are proud to have a renowned brand like Macy’s call our state home. Tennessee offers an unmatched location for distribution and logistics operations, and I thank Macy’s for its continued investment and job creation in Robertson County.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“Since 2016, companies have invested $4.5 billion in Tennessee’s transportation, distribution and logistics sector. Macy’s is a driving force behind that figure, and we look forward to a continued partnership with this globally recognized brand.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“Macy’s is excited about this investment and our continued expansion in the Portland area. The new automated technology will further modernize our operations and increase our capacity and productivity to better serve our valued customers across the country.” – Macy’s, Inc. Chief Supply Chain Officer Dennis Mullahy

“Robertson County is proud to be home to Macy’s and to have so many of our residents finding employment there. This expansion is a complement to our workforce and to the Portland area, and we are pleased that Macy’s has seen fit to make a substantial continued investment in our community.” – Robertson County Mayor William A. Vogle

“Macy’s recent investment and expansion at the Portland, Tennessee facility highlights their success in our community and in our state. We are thankful for the impact they make locally, and thankful for our partnerships with TNECD, Robertson County, and the Macy’s corporation.” – Portland Mayor Mike Callis

“TVA and Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation congratulate Macy’s on its decision to expand operations and create new jobs in Robertson County. Helping to support our existing industries continued growth in the Valley is at the core of TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the City of Portland and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission and celebrate this announcement together.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development

“This investment is big news for Robertson County and the surrounding area. Macy’s has many different distribution centers across the country where it could have expanded and chose Robertson County. It is a testament to the strength of our local economy and will position Robertson County for more investment and growth in the future. Congratulations to the local and state officials who helped secure this significant investment.” – Sen. Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield)

“Macy’s success is a testament to the hard work of our talented workforce and economic development partners in Portland and the surrounding area. We are proud they have chosen to expand and grow their business in our community, and we thank them for their continued investment.” – Rep. Sabi ‘Doc’ Kumar (R-Springfield)

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

TNECD Media Contact
Lindsey Tipton
Public Information Officer
(615) 339-6608
[email protected]


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