Governor Wolf Announces Five Below to Expand and Relocate National Headquarters in Philadelphia

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Five Below to Expand and Relocate National Headquarters in Philadelphia SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 27, 2016center_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf announced today that Five Below, a specialty value retailer catering to teens and pre-teens, will expand and relocate its national headquarters in Philadelphia, a move that will create 154 new, high-wage jobs.“I am pleased that Five Below has chosen to keep its national headquarters in Philadelphia where it can continue its success story at a new location,” Governor Wolf said. “Today’s announcement of 154 new, high-wage jobs marks the second headquarters announcement this month in the City, proving once again that Pennsylvania has the ability to attract and retain major employers.”Five Below will expand operations by relocating to 701 Market Street, Philadelphia. The company has signed a long-term lease to occupy 180,000-square-feet of office space and another 15,000-square-foot of retail space. Five Below will invest $10.5 million in tenant improvements and new equipment, and has committed to create 154 new, full-time jobs over the next three years and retain 211 existing positions.“We knew from Day one we wanted Five Below’s headquarters to be in Philadelphia,” said Joel Anderson, CEO of Five Below. “The brand began its amazing legacy here and that’s where it will continue. We can’t say enough how excited we are to stay in Center City Philadelphia and relocate our national headquarters to the emerging vibrant Market East neighborhood. The new office space is truly incredible. Five Below will always be Philadelphia Proud.”Five Below received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $900,000 Pennsylvania First program grant, and $462,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.“I am thrilled Five Below has committed to remain in Philadelphia with its recent decision to locate its new headquarters in Market East,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “For the past 15 years, Five Below has built an iconic brand, and we are proud to support the company as it continues to grow.”Five Below (NASDAQ: FIVE) is a specialty value retailers offering a broad range of trend-right, high-quality merchandise targeted at the teen and pre-teen customer all priced at $5 and below. The company operates more than 500 stores in 32 states.For more information on Five Below, visit www.fivebelow.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Workshop in Lewisville

first_imgThe Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop in Lewisville on February 21 for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects around the Dallas area.The morning session will be at the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, 900 N. Kealy St. and the afternoon session will take place outdoors along a river, where attendees will learn stream surveying techniques.The workshop, a new urban riparian program training, is co-hosted locally by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Denton County, the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, the North Texas Municipal Water District and Tarrant Regional Water District.Information including the hydrologic cycle, basics to stream morphology, stream classification, stream instability, stream restoration, stabilization structure, vegetation, and monitoring and evaluation will be explained through classroom-style teaching in the morning session and hands-on activities in the field at a nearby stream in the afternoon sessions.Workshop presentations will be given by representatives of the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas.[mappress mapid=”24852″]last_img read more

Sick Canaries fearing drop

first_img The Canaries now face an unenviable task to hold off their relegation rivals with their remaining games coming against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal. Adams made six changes to the Canaries starting XI as Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Nathan Redmond, Leroy Fer and Bradley Johnson were all recalled. Steven Whittaker and Michael Turner also returned from injuries in defence. Fulham made just one change from their 2-1 victory over Aston Villa as Rodallega replaced Cauley Woodrow up front. The hosts started brightly and had the first shot of the game in the fifth minute when Pajtim Kasami drove forward from midfield but his shot from distance went well wide. Moments later Redmond drew a sharp save at the other end with a snapshot towards Robbie Stockdale’s near post as Norwich gradually settled into the game and began to enjoy the majority of possession. Whittaker’s lofted cross-field pass lured Jonny Howson into an audacious volley but his effort was deflected behind. Just before the quarter-hour mark, a routine ball up to Kasami was flicked into the path of Rodallega who stumbled before firing wide of the far post. Norwich were the more measured side in possession but their slow build-up play was easy to absorb for the hosts, who looked to find their front two at every opportunity. It was the Canaries though who had the best chance of the match in the 28th minute when Martin Olsson’s cross found Van Wolfswinkel and his first-time finish produced an excellent save from Stockdale. The Fulham stopper was called into action again from the resulting corner as Fer’s header was saved and Johnson put the rebound wide. The Cottagers were rattled and with the home crowd agitated, John Heitinga committed a needless foul 25 yards out. Robert Snodgrass nearly made him pay but the midfielder’s bending free-kick clipped the bar on its way over. The home side regained their composure however and in the 40th minute took the lead as Lewis Holtby delivered a free-kick from the left and Rodallega half-volleyed high into the net from close range. The second period began just as frantically as the first with Snodgrass testing Stockdale out early on with a shot from the edge of the box. Rodallega almost doubled the hosts’ lead in the 55th minute but his downward header was cleared off the line by Olsson. Norwich should have equalised moments later as Johnson’s chipped ball through found Olsson whose heavy touch across the box looked certain to give Snodgrass a simple finish but Brede Hangeland scrambled across to make a crucial block. The home side seemed to lose energy as the second half went on but while Norwich began to dominate possession, the visitors struggled to create any clear-cut chances. Turner went close from a corner in the 74th minute but his header towards goal was diverted away by Rodallega. Fulham grew increasingly nervy in the latter stages but the expected Norwich onslaught never really materialised. Instead it was the Cottagers who should have finished with a flourish as Ashkan Dejagah blazed over with only the keeper to beat but it made no difference as the hosts were able to see out a vital victory in the race for survival. Rodallega’s close-range finish in the 40th minute gave the Cottagers their second consecutive win for only the second time this season and moves them to within two points of safety with four matches to play. Norwich, who have now lost their last seven away fixtures, arguably had the better chances in a pulsating contest at Craven Cottage but the visitors lacked incision in the final third. Hugo Rodallega’s first-half goal was enough to give Fulham a crucial victory in their pursuit of Barclays Premier League survival and condemn Neil Adams to defeat in his first game as Norwich manager. Press Associationlast_img read more