Urban Outfitters plans $200 million expansion

In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 photo, shown is an Urban Outfitters building at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

October 7, 2013 8:15:59 PM PDT
Pennsylvania government officials say Urban Outfitters Inc. plans a $200 million project to expand its Philadelphia headquarters and add a facility in central Pennsylvania.

The state said Monday the expansion will eventually result in 2,500 new jobs, more than doubling its Pennsylvania workforce.

The company is eligible for tax breaks through the Keystone Opportunity Zone program.

The plan is to expand its facility at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and build an East Coast distribution center in Gap.