BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Southeastern Marketing and Distribution, a wholesale distributor of convenience store products and general merchandise, is expanding its headquarters in Bowling Green. The family-owned business has grown significantly since opening its doors in 1995 and has expanded outside of Kentucky with routes now in Tennessee, Ohio, and Indiana.
“Bowling Green is the ideal location for distribution companies like Southeastern Marketing and Distribution. Our central location and strong infrastructure make it easy to access regional and national customers,” said Mayor Todd Alcott.
Currently, the company has 10 full-time employees and will soon be operating out of a 12,600 s.f. building on Vanderbilt Drive in Bowling Green.
The total economic impact of Southeastern Marketing and Distribution will exceed $27 million over the next decade. Additionally, the indirect impact of the new facility’s construction will be over $911,000 just this year, according to the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce. The spending generated by Southeastern’s employees also supports an additional 18 jobs in the community.
“Southeastern Marketing and Distribution’s investment in our community positively impacts other businesses and residents, highlighting how when one of our businesses wins – we all win,” said Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon. “They have grown from an idea to a thriving family business in a matter of years, and their growth demonstrates how Warren County is an excellent place to start a business. We are proud of their success and wish them well with their continued expansion.”
Year to date, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has closed six economic development projects in South Central Kentucky, totaling $315.6 million in capital investment and generating 654 new jobs for 2021. Bowling Green was recently recognized by Livability as a “Top 100 Best Places to Live” in addition to being ranked as the second-best city in the United States for manufacturing by Global Trade Magazine.