Senator O'Brien Responds to TJX HomeGoods Announcement
April 20, 2018
State Senator Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) responded today to the announcement by TJX HomeGoods that they will not be pursuing a previously planned $160 million investment in Lordstown, Ohio.
“This announcement is very frustrating,” said Senator O’Brien. “I remain committed to working with TJX HomeGoods, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, JobsOhio and our federal, state and local partners to try and salvage this project.”
TJX HomeGoods previously announced that the project would have resulted in the construction of a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center in Lordstown, along with over 1,000 new jobs.
“This is even more painful considering the General Motors announcement last week of over 1,000 layoffs,” continued Senator O’Brien. “This is a significant loss of potential economic development in our area.”