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The nation's largest beauty retailer announced Thursday they planned to locate a new facility in Greenwood, bringing more than 500 new jobs to Johnson County by 2018.
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann joined executives from ULTA, Inc. to announce the company's plans to locate a cosmetic fulfillment and distribution center in Greenwood, creating up to 537 within four years.
The Bolingbrook, Ill.-based company will invest $51.6 million to lease and equip a 670,000 square-foot facility in Greenwood. This will be ULTA's first Indiana fulfillment center, which is expected to start shipments in summer 2015.
"Indiana is proud to welcome the ULTA distribution facility to our growing list of logistics centers operating throughout our state," said Ellspermann.
Founded in 1990, ULTA currently operates 675 retail stores nationally, including 13 in Indiana. The company employs more than 19,000 associates across the country with more than 300 in Indiana.
"Everyone at ULTA Beauty is extremely pleased to expand our presence in Indiana and open our newest distribution center in Greenwood," said Mary Dillon, chief executive officer of ULTA. "The community will be a great fit for us as we build an operation that furthers our ability to meet the needs of our guests and provide a terrific experience."
ULTA plans to begin hiring warehouse associates, material handlers, warehouse clerks and human resource professionals, as well as managerial positions and a distribution center director, at its new Greenwood location this summer. Interested applicants may apply by attending a direct hiring event with ULTA or by visiting www.ulta.com.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered ULTA, Inc. up to $3,010,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company's job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim the incentives. The city of Greenwood approved additional property tax abatement.
"This is great news for Greenwood and will serve as an anchor for development along the Graham Road corridor, and will provide hundreds of jobs," said Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers. "The infrastructure improvements will enable adjacent parcels to be shovel ready. The city of Greenwood is a good fit for ULTA because we both are known for providing 'affordable indulgence.'"