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 Economic Development News 
Tuesday, November 22 2016

Waco, TX -- Channel Control Merchants, LLC (CCM), has selected Greater Waco for the site of its first Texas distribution operation. The company has acquired a 200,000 square foot building located at 401 Precision Drive and will invest $1,050,000 in capital improvements and hire 116 employees. The company plans to have the facility updated, fully staffed and operational by September 2016.
 
CCM chose Waco as its first Texas distribution location due to the central location within the state.
 
The company will also open a 38,000-square-foot retail location at 300 North Valley Mills Drive under its Dirt Cheap brand with plans for multiple retail locations throughout Texas. Dirt Cheap is the largest retailer of customer returns and marked out of stock merchandise in the United States.
 
CCM, established in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1941, has rapidly expanded across seven states in the last five years. The company is organized into two divisions: a global wholesale business and 67 retail locations. The retail stores operate under three banners: Dirt Cheap, Treasure Hunt and Dirt Cheap Building Supplies.
 
For more information, please visit ilovedirtcheap.com.
 
About Greater Waco:
Greater Waco is located in McLennan County, Texas along the Interstate 35 corridor and is home to more than 14,000 companies, 234,906 people and a regional workforce of approximately 320,000. To prepare and market the Greater Waco region for the businesses and jobs of the future, Greater Waco is strategically positioned with centralized access to Dallas and Austin (90 miles) and Houston and San Antonio (185 miles).
 
Since 2006, Greater Waco has seen more than $1.28 billion in new capital investments and $596 million in riverfront and downtown development, making it an attractive place to live, work and play. Greater Waco is landscaped with top-rated higher educational institutions, including Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College Waco.
 
The Greater Waco Chamber leads economic development efforts for the area, targeting five key industries for growth, including: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defense, Health Care, Professional and Financial Services and Supply Chain Management. For more information, visit WacoChamber.com.
 
To learn how your business can excel in Waco, contact Kris Collins at (254) 757-5635 or kcollins@wacochamber.com.

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