SEATTLE — Amazon.com, Inc. has recently announced plans to open fulfillment centers in Texas, Tennessee, and Florida.
The new 625,000 square-foot fulfillment center in El Paso, Texas, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create over 700 new, full-time jobs.
“Three years ago we held a press conference about our plans to try and get Amazon to El Paso. Today my administration delivered,” said El Paso Mayor Dee Margo. “I’m so proud of the teamwork and collaboration between Amazon, the City, the County, and Borderplex Alliance. We’re making tremendous strides together, and our city has a bright future.”
“Creating new and better opportunities for El Pasoans is my passion. Now more than ever, it’s essential our community proactively pursue and recruit great companies like Amazon,” said El Paso County Judge Ricardo A. Samaniego. “Once again, El Paso County is leading when others are following. Together, with our partners at the Borderplex Alliance and the City of El Paso we are achieving what would have been considered impossible only a few short years ago.”
Amazon.com also announced plans to open a fulfillment center in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. The 855,000 square-foot site, which is anticipated to launch in late 2021, will create more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with advanced robotics. The company currently has fulfillment and sortation centers in Charleston, Chattanooga, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Memphis, and Nashville.
“Tennessee is a great state for business and gives us the opportunity to better serve our customers in the region,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “We are excited about our growth and remain committed to creating a positive economic impact in the region with job opportunities with great pay and industry-leading benefits.”
“As Wilson County recovers from recent tornadoes and the COVID-19 crisis, Amazon’s new 1,000-job facility is a tremendous development for Mt. Juliet. Tennessee has established itself as a logistics hub, and Amazon’s significant investment promises to help Wilson County and Middle Tennessee’s economy rebound,” stated Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.
The Mt. Juliet facility will be Amazon’s second fulfillment center in Tennessee to use innovative robotics technology and the company’s seventh fulfillment center in the Volunteer State.
Meanwhile, Amazon also announced plans to expand in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. It will launch a new, state-of-the-art 600,000+ square foot fulfillment center in Temple Terrace, Florida. The new fulfillment center, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create 750 new, full-time jobs. Amazon currently operates seven fulfillment and sortation centers in the state in Jacksonville, Davenport, Orlando, Miami, Ruskin, and Lakeland.
Temple Terrace City Manager Charles Stephenson echoes Ross’s sentiments, saying, “The City of Temple Terrace looks forward to developing a mutually beneficial business relationship with Amazon. The City has strived in the past to expand its commercial base on the eastern border and the addition of Amazon is a vital piece to these expansion efforts. The site selected is ideal for access to major transportation corridors and will provide added economic growth and employment to this area of Temple Terrace.”
Amazon is also planning a new delivery station in Lutz that will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in Pasco County. Delivery stations enable Amazon Logistics to supplement capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery capabilities. The Lutz delivery station is also anticipated to open in 2021.
“I am thrilled to welcome Amazon and the additional jobs this facility will bring to our community,” said Pasco County Commission Chairman Mike Moore. “This is another example of Pasco County government and the Pasco Economic Development Council working together to make Pasco County the premier place for business.”