Casey’s General Stores have announced plans to build a distribution center in Joplin.

It’ll be the 3rd distribution center for the company, where it’ll serve 400 to 600 stores.

Missouri Governor Mike Parson says that the new facility would provide jobs for people in the Joplin region and also support existing locations across the state and the Midwest.

The plans are subject to a final approval.

To read the entire release, read below

ANKENY, Iowa (November 14, 2019) — Casey’s General Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq symbol CASY), today announced it plans to build a new, state-of-the-art warehouse, logistics and distribution facility in Joplin, Missouri. The new facility is the company’s third distribution center and will initially serve approximately 400 to 600 of the company’s stores. Casey’s operates over 2,100 convenience stores throughout the Midwest and South.

“Joplin is an ideal location for Casey’s third distribution center due to its geography and ability to serve our growing market areas. We appreciate the support from the State of Missouri and City of Joplin, and look forward to sharing more details in the future,” said Ed Vaske, Vice President of Transportation and Distribution, Casey’s General Stores.

“Casey’s is an outstanding company, and we are excited it is expanding in our state. This new facility will not only provide quality jobs for Missourians in the Joplin region, but also support existing locations across our state and the Midwest,” said Governor Mike Parson. “We are proud to see companies continuing to choose Missouri for our strong central location, skilled workforce, and business-friendly climate. 

“We welcome Casey’s distribution center to Joplin,” said Mayor Gary Shaw, City of Joplin. “We are excited and pleased with the decision of Casey’s expanding their operations here in southwest Missouri. Their company is well known and respected by many who shop in their stores. We appreciate all of our partners for their support and great efforts in this development. It is a boost for our local economy and another strong asset in our community.”

 The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Joplin, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Liberty Utilities, Missouri American Water, Spire, and Missouri Partnership all worked to bring Casey’s newest facility to Missouri. 

“Here in Missouri, we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our partner organizations across the state,” Missouri Partnership CEO Subash Alias said. “I always say that economic development and business attraction is a team sport, and that rings especially true with this project. I would like to thank all of our partners for their hard work in attracting Casey’s General Stores to Missouri.”

The project is subject to the finalization of Casey’s due diligence and the approval of all the economic development incentives.