(Carlisle) -- Procter & Gamble has begun construction on a 1.7 million square foot distribution center in Franklin County, which is expected to bring nearly 1,000 jobs to the midstate.
Ground has already been broken near Shippensburg, where the new warehouse and distribution center is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2014.
While the 183 acre site in Southampton Township is just across the count line, Cumberland County Economic Development director Jonathan Bowser says P&G's investment should be a boon for the entire region.
"Anytime you have a situation where you're going to be bringing 1,000 jobs to the area over a period of time," Bowser says, "I think it's a win for Franklin County and it's a win for Cumberland County and it's a win for South Central Pennsylvania as well."
Bowser says this part of the state has always been popular for distribution and logistics operations, due to its highway network and proximity to major metropolitan areas on the East Coast. He anticipates even more of this type of growth between Carlisle and Chambersburg over the decade.
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