Southern Owasso Area Growing with Milo’s Tea Company, Macy’s Projects
By GRANT ROWL
The Owasso area continues to grow with the opening of the Milo’s Tea Company and Macy’s Fulfillment developments in North Tulsa County.
Milo’s Tea Company executives were joined by local and state leaders in September for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Milo’s new production and distribution center at the Cherokee Extension Industrial Park.
Based in Birmingham, Ala., Milo’s announced its expansion to Tulsa County in May 2019 where it invested over $60 million in advanced manufacturing equipment and construction of an operations center spanning more than 100,000 square feet on the 20-acre site. In its first phase of hiring, Milo’s added 60 new jobs and plans to reach 110 direct jobs in the next 12 months.
The Macy’s Fulfillment Center offers complete fulfillment orders including picking merchandise, packing and shipping orders, and making in-store pickup orders ready for customers. The center is located at 7120 E. 76th St. North in Owasso.
According to the Tulsa Regional Chamber, the total economic impact of the expansion in Tulsa County means the 110 direct jobs at Milo’s will support an additional 177 indirect jobs in the community. Together, these jobs will provide $16.4 million in earned income annually. During the construction phase, the capital investment of over $60 million supported an additional $35.5 million in income earned by construction and supply vendors.