National sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. operating as Hibbett Sports has opened its newest store in Decorah.

It opened at 915 Short St. in Centrum Plaza Sturday and has approximately eight full and part-time team employees.

"This convenient new location is a win-win for our company and the Decorah community. We are very excited to be serving the customers in this area," said Jeff Rosenthal, president and CEO of Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.

Iowa has been a target of the company's expansion for several years now. With the addition of the Decorah location, the company has 9 stores open in Iowa. Of those stores, West Burlington was the first to open in 2001. Other Iowa stores include Dubuque, Muscatine and Ottumwa.