Macy’s executives and Oklahoma officials gathered at the new Macy’s-Bloomingdale’s Fulfillment Center in Owasso, Okla., for the ribbon cutting of the $170 million, 2-million-square-foot center. The massive interior space makes it the largest of its kind in the world for Macy’s.
“It’s so big that when we poured the foundation for this building, we actually had to calculate and take into consideration the curvature of the Earth,” said Terry J. Lundgren, chairman and CEO of Macy’s Inc. “Think about that.”
The facility in northern Tulsa County will house over 2,500 full, part-time and holiday employees.
“… Oklahoma really is becoming a great attraction not only to local companies, small businesses and entrepreneurs but certainly to major, Fortune 500 companies,” Gov. Mary Fallin said. “So, today, we are celebrating. This will go down in the history books of the state of Oklahoma as a great economic development project.”
The company chose the Owasso location in large part due to a partnership among the state of Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Cherokee Nation businesses and the City of Owasso.
“You all worked together so incredibly collaboratively,” Lundgren said. “That doesn’t happen in every state, in every community. It just doesn’t. You should feel very good about that. That’s why we’re here … We had lots of choices.”