St. Louis -- A Ross Dress for Less executive suggested that the midwestern United States offers significant growth potential for the discounter. In an interview on the St. Louis Today website, reported Monday, the company’s VP for the midwest region Fred Shuey said that Ross’s two just-opened St. Louis stores will be joined by more. “This is two of many,” Shuey said at a breakfast, referring to the retailer’s St. Louis debut with openings in two former Linens ‘N Things locations in Chesterfield and Fairview Heights on Friday. The midwestern push had already begun with a 12-store opening in

It was just a few weeks ago that Governor Bob McDonnell announced that Amazon had agreed to open two fulfillment centers in Virginia, investing a total of $135 million, creating more than 350 jobs in Chesterfield and Dinwiddie Counties. The deal reportedly included more than $4 million in state aid to the online giant.

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