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Amazon Readies Tucson, Arizona Fulfillment Center

05/18/2018
Amazon.com, Inc. plans to open its first fulfillment center in Tucson, Arizona. The company plans to create more than 1,500 full-time jobs.

Employees at the more than 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics, household items and toys.

"Since we first broke ground in Arizona over 10 years ago, we have found a network of support from community leaders to statewide officials, a dedicated workforce and fantastic customers," said Mark Stewart, Vice President of Amazon's North America Operations.

"We're excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Tucson and to continue innovating in a state committed to providing great opportunities for jobs and customer experience,” he added.

Amazon currently employs more than 7,000 full-time associates at its four existing Arizona fulfillment centers and other facilities throughout the state.

"Amazon's selection of Tucson for this impressive new facility demonstrates that southern Arizona has a lot to offer businesses in terms of talent, location, pro-business environment and quality of life," said Governor Doug Ducey. "This project will create thousands of new jobs and generate significant capital investment in the region. We thank Amazon for its continued growth and investment in our state."

"We see more and more international companies recognizing the advantages Tucson has to offer as a logistics hub and gateway to Mexico. Very pleased to welcome Amazon to Tucson," said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.

"Southern Arizona continues to attract industry leaders like Amazon seeking the ideal location for their next phase of growth," said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. "Amazon's continued expansion throughout Arizona with this new operation in Tucson speaks to the company's confidence in our state as an excellent place to do business."

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