Sports & Outdoors Retailer Bringing 100 New Jobs to Missouri

650-6Academy Sports & Outdoors, a premier sports, outdoor, and lifestyle retailer, is bringing 100 new jobs to Columbia, Missouri with the opening of their new 63,000 sq. ft. retail space. Academy Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation’s largest sporting goods and outdoor stores, operating more than 200 retail outlets in 15 states.

Academy Sports & Outdoors’ Columbia location will be the retailer’s seventh in Missouri, and will carry gear for local sports fans, as well as a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, camping equipment, sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The new location is expected to open in early 2017.

With its strategic location, globally connected infrastructure, competitive business and labor costs, highly-skilled and hard working talent, quality of life and a statewide commitment to attracting companies and investment, Missouri is a place where companies come to grow and thrive.