COLUMBIA, S.C. – LuLaRoe, a national provider of women’s and men’s clothing, is locating a new distribution center in Richland County. The project is expected to bring approximately $35 million of new capital investment and create at least 1,000 new jobs over the next few years.
Founded in 2013 by DeAnne and Mark Stidham in Corona, California, LuLaRoe clothing is sold by more than 80,000 Independent Fashion Retailers throughout the United States.
Located at 2000 Carolina Pines Drive in Columbia, S.C., the company’s new facility is expected to be operational by June 2017. Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants should send resumes to email@example.com.
“LuLaRoe recognized an immediate need to open an East Coast distribution facility to better serve Independent Fashion Retailers located east of the Mississippi, by providing them with easier access to product and reduced shipping times. After evaluating our options, we selected South Carolina because of its central location and strong workforce to support our company’s growing needs. We look forward to becoming a member of this great community and welcoming our future workforce into the LuLaRoe family.” -LuLaRoe CEO Mark Stidham
“Our state has made a name for itself as a place where companies, both big and small, want to do business. When a company like LuLaRoe decides to move here and create 1,000 jobs, it signals to the world that South Carolina is open for business, and we look forward to watching the success we know this great company will have here.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina is a great location for companies trying to transport products to markets across the globe. The 1,000 new jobs this investment is bringing will make a real difference in Richland County, and we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for LuLaRoe.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Richland County is thrilled to welcome LuLaRoe to our community. The addition of these quality new jobs is another example of the results of investing in our infrastructure, schools and neighborhoods.” -Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson
Five Fast Facts
- LuLaRoe is locating a new distribution center in Richland County.
- Approximately $35 million investment to create at least 1,000 new jobs over the next few years.
- LuLaRoe is a national provider of women’s and men’s clothing. Its clothes are sold by more than 80,000 Independent Fashion Retailers.
- The new facility will be located at 2000 Carolina Pines Drive in Columbia, S.C.
- Interested applicants should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LuLaRoe is a national fashion brand. LuLaRoe’s comfortable, affordable and stylish clothing is sold by a national network of Independent Fashion Retailers. Founded in 2013 by DeAnne and Mark Stidham in Corona, California, the company’s mission is to bless lives and strengthen families by supporting Independent Fashion Retailers to create freedom and serve others as their own business owners. For more information, including how to find an Independent Retailer or join the movement, visit www.lularoe.com.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce