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Modell's commitment to community spurs job creation & investment in Harlem
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Modell's, the oldest sporting goods store in North America, has stimulated job creation and investment to the local community with its presence at 125thStreet, New York. With a strong New York history, Modell's opened its first store on Cortland Street in lower Manhattan. Founded in 1889 by Morris A. Modell, Modell's continues its commitment to New York by supplying jobs to local Empowerment Zone residents in Harlem.

“Modell's has deep roots in New York, and it's our commitment to not only design the store to the community, but to also create value to the area by supplying jobs to local residents, through successful Federal programs such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program and the Federal Empowerment Zone Program,” said Tom Tilley, Senior Vice President of Modell's.

Tilley added, “Modell's has utilized the services of Walton Management Services for the past six years in processing the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program and Empowerment Zone employment credits for Modell's, and we would not have been able to achieve the results we have on these programs without their expertise.”

“This store presence has allowed Walton to put its best practices into action for Modell's,” said Gary Smith, Vice President of Walton Management Services, a national tax credit and incentive firm based in New Jersey. “With a focus on job creation and promotion of investment in local communities, it's government incentive programs such as the Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program and the Federal Empowerment Zone Program that enable a collaborative win-win partnership for Modell's, the local community, and the state and city officials of New York.”

Currently Modell's operates 144 stores mainly in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In recent years, Modell's has begun to expand to Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia as well as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

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