Zulily, the fast-growing Seattle daily deals site, is planning to establish a new distribution and fulfillment center in central Ohio that could employ as many as 600 workers over the next three years, reports The Columbus Dispatch.
In an effort to attract Zulily, the state of Ohio awarded income tax credits to the company on an expected payroll of $14.4 million. As part of the deal, Columbus Business First reports that the company has agreed to stay in the facility for 14 years.
Zulily plans to expand in a former Whirlpool facility in the village of Obetz, just south of Columbus.
The company, which offers daily deals on maternity, kids and baby products, has been growing rapidly over the past year. It recently moved into a new headquarters building in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood, its fourth in the past two years.
In August, Zulily — led by former Blue Nile executive Darrell Cavens — scored $43 million in venture capital financing that valued the press-shy company at about $750 million.
At the time of that news, Zulily employed 240 people. We’ve reached out to Zulily to get an updated headcount, and find out more about the plans in Ohio.
Previously on GeekWire: Newsmakers 2011: Zulily CEO Darrell Cavens leads daily deal site to meteoric growth