Amazon Plans Fulfillment Center In Baltimore, Maryland
Area Development Online News Desk (10/23/2013)
Amazon.com plans to open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Baltimore, Maryland, which is expected to create more than 1,000 full-time jobs. At the facility, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship books, electronics and consumer goods.
“We are proud to be bringing more than 1,000 full-time jobs with great wages and benefits to Baltimore,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Operations. “These are full-time jobs that offer company stock awards, 401k and programs like Career Choice where Amazon will pre-pay the cost of tuition for employees to go back to school. We are grateful to the state and local elected officials who supported Amazon coming to Maryland and we look forward to being a part of the community.”
"I'm thrilled that Amazon is joining our community of businesses that surround the Port of Baltimore. Companies are taking note of the investments we're making in transportation infrastructure and workforce development, and they're creating jobs here," said Gov. Martin O'Malley. "We know Amazon's decision was based on a solid business plan, and we look forward to working with them as they continue to expand here in Maryland."
“I am excited that Amazon will open a fulfillment center in Baltimore City. The fulfillment center means more than 1,000 full-time jobs with benefits for the city,” said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “As Mayor, I have made growing Baltimore City’s economy a major priority. The fulfillment center presents a unique industrial development opportunity due to its location to the Port of Baltimore, as well as, its access to the city and interstate highway system. I am proud of the City's efforts, working in partnership with the State, Duke Realty and Amazon to bring this fulfillment center and jobs to Baltimore City.”
“The Baltimore Development Corporation is pleased to have partnered with the city, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Duke Realty and others to help bring Amazon to Baltimore City,” said Baltimore Development Corporation President and CEO Brenda McKenzie. “Baltimore is a vibrant, growing city that is a great place to do business, and we welcome Amazon as our newest corporate partner.”