When the Griffiss closed I had my doubts as to whether Rome would ever see economic recovery. I drove through the area the last time I was in NY and drove around the perimeter road. I am amazed by the success they have had in drawing business to the park.
Orgill is headquartered in Memphis. I have seen their trucks on the road here in Tennessee so out of curiosity I went to their website and found that they service over 6000 stores nationwide, and boast a reputation of prompt delivery to their customer, usually within 48 hours of the placing of an order.
I don't know what the pay scale is for warehouse positions in these distribution centers, but they do offer steady and reliable employment. I wonder what the numbers are when the employees at Walmart DC in Marcy are combined with the potential jobs forecast to come to this Orgill DC as well as the Tractor Supply DC being built in Frankfort.
I was reading this morning that the Walmart DC is hiring warehouse workers. They do have a relatively large turnover between their strict rules, and the high pressure working environment. Those people bust their butts from the time they punch in until they punch back out, but it is steady employment with benefits.
Well there have been plenty of cities and counties that have developed business park parcels and yes, even built buildings and run the necessary utilities to them. It is doubtful that with the investment that the company is making in building the warehouse that they would pick up and move in the near future.