For Retailers, the Need For Speed Leads to Pa.

Urban Outfitters’ planned $110 million warehouse in Gap, Lancaster County, is the latest move among retailers that are investing heavily in massive fulfillment centers to entice online customers with same- and next-day delivery. Many retailers have built these centers in southern Pennsylvania, lured by proximity to hubs for parcel-delivery services such as UPS, and a network of highways that can reach millions of customers within hours.