Governor Nathan Deal announced today that thredUP, a leading online marketplace for consumers to buy and sell secondhand women’s and children’s clothing, will establish a distribution and warehouse operation in Gwinnett County. This project represents more than 300 new jobs to the Gwinnett Community.
“thredUP’s decision to grow its business here in Georgia is a direct reflection of our first-rate workforce and the ease of access we provide to the company’s online customer base,” said Deal. “These are critical components for innovative companies like thredUP to continue growing. I am confident thredUP will benefit from the wealth of resources that make Georgia that No. 1 state for business.”
The San Francisco-based company, founded in 2009, is an augmented marketplace that specializes in the buying and selling of secondhand apparel to its customers. The company will retrofit and upgrade an existing facility at 2670 Breckinridge Blvd. in unincorporated Gwinnett County. The newly created jobs will include a range of positions including inspection, quality assurance and inventory and HR management.
“We’re excited to put down roots here in Gwinnett and to have access to the area’s tremendous high-quality workforce as we build out our team,” said John Voris, Chief Operating Officer at thredUP. “By opening new distribution centers in strategic locations across the country, thredUP is able to increase processing capacity, while also offering faster shipping transit times and more localized, seasonally relevant inventory.”
With the opening of the new distribution center, thredUP will expand its Southeastern presence to better serve a rapidly growing customer base.
“It is exciting to see inventive companies like thredUP look to Georgia as they are striving to better serve a growing customer base,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “This announcement is indicative of our pro-business environment, collaborative statewide partnerships and a top-notch workforce. Today, we welcome thredUP to Georgia as a new corporate citizen, and we look forward to supporting them as they fill these newly created jobs with Georgia’s highly-skilled talent.”
thredUP has grown more than 200% annually since 2011 and closed an $81 million investment deal led by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners in late 2015.
“thredUP’s decision to locate in Gwinnett County demonstrates once again the strong business climate that exists here,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chair Charlotte Nash. “Gwinnett’s skilled workforce and connectivity make it the ideal location for companies like thredUP to grow and thrive.”
“We are pleased that thredUp, a leader in the online consignment business, has chosen to expand its distribution operations into Gwinnett,” said Shantell Wilson, Sr. Project Manager for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development & Partnership Gwinnett. “This is simply another feather in Gwinnett’s cap and testament to our pro-business climate and expansive infrastructure.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) project manager Joshua Stephens represented the Global Commerce division in partnership with Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Department of Labor, Georgia Power and Jones Lang LaSalle Commercial Real Estate Agency.
“We are excited that thredUP has selected metro Atlanta for its expanded operations,” said Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO Hala Moddelmog. “Our region’s strength as an innovation and logistics hub and leading universities will be critical assets as thredUP seeks to fill key creative and technology positions and reach new customers. Congratulations to Gwinnett County on this great win.”
thredUP is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell like-new women’s and kids’ clothing. The company pioneered the Clean Out Bag, the most convenient way for consumers to sell clothes they’re no longer wearing. It accepts clothing from more than 25,000 women’s and kid’s brands and resells the items for up to 90 percent off the original retail price. Headquartered in downtown San Francisco, thredUP is backed by world-class investors and a team that includes investors and executives from Netflix, Virgin, Diane von Furstenberg, GAP, Macy’s and other brands. thredUP is reinventing the secondhand clothing industry and inspiring a new generation of consumers to think secondhand first. Learn more about job opportunities with thredUP at https://www.thredup.com/p/careers.
About Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development
Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development globally markets Gwinnett as the premier location in metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia for growing and conducting business. By encouraging investment and trade into the county through relocation and expansion assistance, the organization works with local and regional partners to bring advanced manufacturing, corporate headquarters, health sciences and services, information technology and supply chain management to the community. Home to FORTUNE 500 and 1000 companies, Gwinnett County hosts a wide range of businesses from industry giants, to international companies and homegrown startups. Success lives here- www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.