Academy Sports + Outdoors to create 250 jobs in Twiggs County

Katy, Texas-based Academy Sports + Outdoors will expand its existing operation in Jeffersonville in Twiggs County, creating 250 new jobs, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced today.

This project expands the sporting goods, outdoor and lifestyle retailer’s Jeffersonville distribution center by more than 500,000 square feet.

“Companies like Academy Sports + Outdoors that make up Georgia’s existing industry base help us best market Georgia as a great place for business through significant expansion projects like this one,” Deal said in a statement. “This expansion is a vote of confidence for our high-performing logistics infrastructure, our workforce and the other business assets that make Georgia competitive. I am glad to see Academy Sports + Outdoors grow right here in Georgia.”

Academy Sports + Outdoors expanded its distribution center operations to Twiggs County in 2007. The company employs 625 associates in its existing 1.1 million-square-foot facility. In 2011, Academy Sports + Outdoors added an e-commerce center at its Jeffersonville facility, which serves as the fulfillment center for its online retail business.

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