Ralph Lauren Considers Expansion in NC

Polo Ralph Lauren may add a data center to its facility in High Point, North Carolina.

Polo Ralph Lauren is seeking a site for a data center to support its global operations, and appears likely to choose an expansion of its existing facility in High Point, North Carolina. Local officials have lined up incentives of $240,000 to convince the company to build the 12,000 square foot facility in High Point.

The High Point City Council will consider the incentive package in a public meeting on June 18. As is so often the the case with incentive proposals, the company has said it is also conidering locations in other states. The Polo Ralph Lauren facility at 4100 Beechwood Dr. is the company's primary distribution facility, with 1.2 million square feet of space. The data center could add more than $13.7 million to the city tax base.