Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) reported plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Kansas. Fulfillment Centers are physical locations which third party logistics providers fulfill customer orders for ecommerce retailers. The new fulfillment centers are predicted to launch in 2021 and will create over 1,000 new full time jobs.
“We’re excited to continue our growth and investment across Kansas so we can better serve our customers throughout the state,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders, and we look forward to ingraining ourselves in the communities in which we serve.”
The new fulfillment centers will be one million square feet located at 9700 Leavenworth Road in Kansas City and 7130 North Broadway Avenue in Park City. Amazon workers will pick, pack and ship customer items. Amazon also plans to open a new delivery station in Wichita Kansas later in 2020. “With an unrivaled workforce and a strong economy, Kansas has proven itself to be a first-rate destination for Amazon as they continue to expand operations and bring more than 1,000 new jobs to our great state,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “From Day One, my administration has prioritized rebuilding Kansas’ foundation, and significant economic announcements like these prove that our state is on the right track. I want to thank our city partners, staff members and Amazon for making this possible.”
“Park City is excited and honored to have a leading business and household name such as Amazon located here because their team recognized that our community offers a business-friendly environment in a prime location,” said Park City Mayor Ray Mann. “Park City looks forward to working with Amazon and the tremendous economic benefits and employment opportunities it brings. While 2020 hasn’t always brought the best news, this announcement makes today a great day for Park City, Sedgwick County and our region, and Kansas.”