Goodwill Industries on Aug. 15 dedicated its new Gary campus at 4610 W. Ridge Road.
Goodwill said the $8 million project will bring 100 jobs to Northwest Indiana and nearly $9 million in annual economic impact to the community.
“The Gary Campus is an example of Goodwill’s continued commitment to bring services to The Region for those seeking employment,” said Debie Coble, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Michiana. “As we welcome customers into our new Outlet Store and donors at our Drive-Thru Donation Center, we will be good stewards of their trust in us and the resources they provide, by reinvesting them back into the community.”
Goodwill broke ground on the new Gary campus in June 2018.
Goodwill’s 105,000-square-foot Gary campus features an Outlet Store, with most items sold by the pound, and a donation drive-thru. It also includes The Excel Center, a free high school for adults 18 and over, as well as a Community Career Center, offering free job search assistance for anyone seeking employment.
The Outlet Store replaces Goodwill’s existing Gary Clearance Store. Goodwill said purchasing by the pound allows for even greater savings for shoppers.