The Kansas City Area Development Council announced yesterday that CVS Pharmacy will build a 762,000-square-foot distribution center at KC’s Skyport Industrial Park.
The new distribution center is expected to create more than 360 new jobs, as well as up to 100 additional jobs that will be outsourced to local businesses.
CVS Pharmacy expects to break ground on the 71-acre facility, located at 108th Street and North Congress near Kansas City International Airport and Interstate-29, in January of 2017 and immediately start construction.
“The key combination of a high-quality workforce and a centralized location will support the growing needs of our customers throughout the Midwest and beyond,” said Kevin Hourican, an executive vice president with CVS Health. “As a result of our new Midwest distribution center, our delivery drivers will drive hundreds of thousands fewer miles each year to deliver product to our stores, significantly reducing carbon emissions and improving highway safety.”
The new distribution center, expected to begin operations in 2018, will support the service and fulfillment needs of more than 370 CVS Pharmacy stores throughout the Midwest.
“Kansas City continues to be recognized as a signature location for regional and national distribution due to our central location and quality workforce,” said Kansas City Area Development Council president and chief executive officer Tim Cowden. “We are thrilled that CVS Pharmacy has chosen the KC region for its new Midwest distribution center and look forward to its success.”