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Urban Outfitters, Inc. Selects Kansas City Region

[ August 10, 2020   //   ]

Urban Outfitters, Inc. has selected the Kansas City region for its new 880,000-sq. ft. omni-channel distribution center, the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) and its partners announced today. The facility will be located on ancillary land at the Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County, Kan.

The retail leader plans to begin construction on the facility this fall, and expects to be operational in early 2022. Urban Outfitters selects the locations of its distribution centers based on a combination of factors that include location, available workforce and transportation infrastructure. The company cited Kansas City’s central location as critical to its distribution network.

“Our priorities in identifying the home for our new omni-channel distribution center focused on people, and it was the quality of the local workforce and the commitment of their representatives in the state that convinced us this is the right place to be,” said Dave Ziel, chief development officer, Urban Outfitters. “This facility will be at the heart of our distribution network, enabling us to support continued digital growth at all our brands and reach our digital customers faster and more efficiently than ever before.”

KCADC reiterated its ongoing focus on new economic development efforts to accelerate the region’s growth and recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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