Nike has signed a lease for a 1,041,600-square-foot building at 3633 Commerce Center Blvd. in the Majestic Bethlehem Center in Pennsylvania.

The facility is expected to support its e-commerce fulfillment on the East Coast. Nike was drawn to the Lehigh Valley area’s proximity to New York City, according to The Morning Call.

News of the lease came from an industrial market report from Lee & Associates. Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez told The Morning Call that Nike is aiming for a mid-summer opening and the distribution center will support “in the ballpark of 250 jobs with possible growth in the future.”

According to its 10K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2020, Nike in the United States has seven significant distribution centers. Four are located in Memphis, TN two of which are owned and two of which are leased. Two other distribution centers, one located in Indianapolis, IN and one located in Dayton, TN, are leased and operated by third-party logistics providers. One distribution center for Converse is located in Ontario, CA, which is leased. There are other smaller distribution facilities located in various parts of the United States, some of which are leased or operated by third-parties.

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