Officials Break Ground on Proposed Macy's Plant

A groundbreaking ceremony took place Thursday afternoon in Tulsa County at the site of a proposed Macy's distribution plant.

Various Oklahoma officials will gather at the site on 76th Street North near Owasso to break ground on the Macy's plant. Among the leaders were Governor Mary Fallin, Congressman Jim Bridenstine, Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker and several other names.

KTUL previously reported that Fallin and Mayor Dewey Bartlett were among those present when news of the planned distribution center was announced. Crews will construct an approximate 1.3 million square foot building to house operations.

"Tulsa County is a thriving metropolitan community and an excellent choice to locate or expand a business," Governor Fallin said. "This announcement is another sign that Oklahoma is a destination-state for those seeking a location with strong economic growth and a skilled, dedicated workforce."

The center will employ about 1,500 people when it opens in April 2015.