Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger joined top United Parcel Service (UPS) officials to celebrate the completion of the company’s new East Zone Regional Hub in Middletown, Dauphin County. In 2020, the company committed to invest $1.4 billion to expand its operations and create roughly 1,700 new jobs at four locations in Pennsylvania — Cumberland, Dauphin, Northampton, and Philadelphia counties. The Commonwealth offered UPS more than $9 million in incentives to win this major expansion project, which has already created nearly 1,250 new jobs and intends to create nearly 1,800 in total. In addition to the new jobs, the company also committed to retain 6,458 existing jobs.
The new East Zone Hub at 2110 North Union Street in Middletown is the company’s fourth largest domestic hub. The 775,000-square-foot distribution facility features the latest sorting, processing, and data capture technology. More than 2,500 people will be employed at the 192-acre site.
“Companies — both large and small — want to grow here because of what the Commonwealth has to offer,” said Secretary Siger. “This UPS project is another clear example of why Pennsylvania is a great place to do business. The Shapiro Administration is aggressively competing with other states and countries to attract and keep businesses in Pennsylvania, and we’re doing that by creating growth-focused policies and breaking down bureaucratic barriers.”
“The jobs at this facility will provide industry-leading pay and benefits to support local families and communities, and companies throughout the Northeast will benefit from this investment in our global integrated network that provides reliable on-time delivery and world-class service,” said Nando Cesarone, UPS Executive Vice President and President U.S.