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LADYSMITH, Va. — A new Walmart Supercenter will be built on Ladysmith Road and Route 712 (Green Road) in Caroline County. About 300 people will be hired to staff the 158,000 square foot store.

“Our customers in the area have expressed a strong desire to have a store closer to where they live, so this is a great location,” Walmart spokeswoman Brooke Mueller said.

The Walmart is one piece of a larger retail plan for the area.

“Caroline County looks forward to many years of successful cooperation with Walmart, and the accompanying retail development,” Caroline County Board of Supervisors Chairman Calvin Taylor said. “The impact of hundreds of jobs for our citizens, and more revenue for important community services will greatly enhance our citizen’s quality of life.”

In addition to the Walmart, Richmond-based Blackwood Development plans to invest $20 million to develop 100,000 square feet of retail and services.

“The Walmart announcement is the result of the ongoing work to bring more and better businesses to Caroline County and to the Madison District,” Caroline County Supervisor Wayne Acors said. “Walmart is an outstanding win in our successful and continuous retail and industry recruitment campaign. At the same time, the Board of Supervisors is working on plans to upgrade Rt. 639 to make shopping at Walmart, and many other new stores, convenient.”