LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- Chewy.com--an online pet supplies retailer--is expanding in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer announced on Tuesday.
The company is Florida based and will be moving into a more than 88,000-square-foot office space at 3621 Fern Valley Road.
The Chewy.com Pharmacy Customer Service Center represents a $7.2 million investment in Louisville. It will create 300 jobs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, with a wage of $35 an hour.
“We are excited to welcome Chewy.com to Louisville,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Chewy.com is bringing 300 new high-tech, high-wage jobs to our city, adding to the tremendous economic momentum we are experiencing. Since 2014, the city has welcomed economic development projects totaling more than $14 billion in investments.”
The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority in 2018 preliminarily approved $1.25 million in tax incentives for the new customer service center.
The company was purchased in 2017 by PetSmart--the largest-ever e-commerce transaction. Chewy.com employs roughly 10,000 people in the USA.
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