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Ariat International is coming to Texas in a big way! With Fort Worth being the unofficial epicenter of the western industry, this is sure to be an amazing move for the company!

Ariat is opening a new 1 million square foot regional distribution center in Fort Worth in the fall of 2020. The iconic company has been working with the City of Fort Worth, Denton Count, and even the Texas Governor’s Office on this amazing project. This will bring a diverse set of jobs to the DFW area and give Ariat a foothold in the western industry epicenter.

“It is a privilege to join the thriving community of Fort Worth and to be so close to many of our regional retail partners,” said Beth Cross, Co-Founder and CEO of Ariat. “This new distribution center will create growth opportunities that will enable us to better serve our loyal customers and local retail partners. We are grateful for the support and collaborative efforts from the local community in Fort Worth as we’ve finalized the project.” 

“The Texas model of low taxes, reasonable regulations, and workforce investment continues to attract exceptional companies like Ariat that will ensure the Lone Star State remains a global economic powerhouse,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “Texas has a long and storied tradition of ranching, farming, and equestrian sports, and we are proud to build upon that legacy by welcoming Ariat to Fort Worth. Like Texas, Ariat is committed to innovation and excellence, and I look forward to working together to bring more jobs and greater economic prosperity to Fort Worth and the entire state of Texas.”

“Denton County welcomes the announcement of Ariat International’s distribution center as it will bring additional high-paying jobs to our region,” said Denton County Precinct 4 Commissioner Dianne Edmondson. “We are also excited to see a company of this caliber come to our county, which under our leadership has created such an attractive business environment.”

Denton County Judge Andy Eads agreed: “Our mission continues to be to attract major companies to our market, which provides the perfect blend of transportation services from the Fort Worth Alliance Airport to the BNSF Railway Company Intermodal Facility. “Ariat International adds to a diverse group of companies locating here,” he said. “Welcome to Denton County.”

“Fort Worth continues to establish itself as a distribution and logistics hub,” said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. “Our western heritage combined with our innovative community and talented workforce is a great match for Ariat and its growing business.” 

“Ryan is proud to have led the site selection effort for Ariat. As the company completes its one-year search for a new location to grow and thrive, this is an exciting announcement for Texas during an unprecedented time. Despite today’s challenges, growth and job creation are still possible when communities, like Fort Worth, value public/private partnerships.” said Ryan Principal and Practice Leader of Site Selection and Business Incentives, Sharon Welhouse. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Ariat in the future.”