Yesterday, Dollar General announced plans to build a distribution center in Amsterdam in Montgomery County.  It'll be the company's 16th.

The project is expected to create 430 new jobs when it's finished and up to 200 additional, temporary construction jobs needed to build the project.

Construction will hopefully begin in the spring on the 750,000-square-foot facility with a planned completion date in fall 2018.

Dollar General has selected Clayco as the project's official general contractor, Leo A. Daly as the architectural engineering firm and Elan Design as the civil engineering firm.

Amsterdam was chosen because of its convenient location to Interstate 90, its proximity to the 800 or so Dollar General stores throughout the Northeast, the local business environment, the quality of the workforce in our area and the availability of local and state economic incentives, among numerous other considerations, according to the release.

Dollar General is a big employer in New York. Earlier this month, the company announced plans to create roughly 340 net new jobs in New York as a result of new store growth planned for its 2017 fiscal year.

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