More than 170 new jobs have been created in Omaha to help support the Mart's expansion in Texas
The ribbon was cut today on the new 44-thousand square foot building near 74th and Pacific, just south of the Furniture Mart's current store and warehouses.
Executive vice president Bob Batt says they needed room for their IT, acounting, e-commerce and payables departments. They will provide support for the retailer's new store in Texas that will employ two thousand people.
Batt also donated $650-thousand to the Omaha Parks Foundation. The money will be used to build a new pedestrian bridge over the Little Papio Creek that will connect to the main campus.
The money will also be used to improve the walking and biking trail.