North American discount stores operator Dollar Tree is planning to invest around $130m to establish a new distribution centre in Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas.

The investment is expected to generate more than 300 new jobs in Rosenberg and surrounding communities.

However, the company will start establishing the facility after receiving formal approvals for the mutually agreed packages with the City Council, the Rosenberg Development and the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court.

Dollar Tree president and CEO Gary Philbin said: “We currently operate more than 1,600 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores in the state of Texas and we are excited about our new distribution centre project in Fort Bend County.

“We expect this new, state-of-the-art facility will enhance our supply chain efficiencies and provide convenient access to our network of stores through reduced stem miles, all while creating hundreds of new jobs.”

“Rosenberg has positive momentum and we’re seeing numerous businesses investing in the city, which creates more jobs and revenue.”

Upon completion, the new distribution facility will cover 1.2 million square foot, offering service directly to Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores.

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Construction of the new centre is set to take place between April and May this year and the facility will be opened by summer 2020.

Rosenberg Development Corporation executive director Bret Gardella said: “Rosenberg has positive momentum and we’re seeing numerous businesses investing in the city, which creates more jobs and revenue.

“When you have a company like Dollar Tree seeing the opportunity that we offer, it just adds to our strengths and builds on our assets.”

Based in Virginia, Dollar Tree currently operates 15,187 retail stores across 48 US states and five Canadian provinces. It also has 23 distribution centres in the US.