Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in The Gem State, 20 miles west of Boise in Nampa, Idaho.
The state-of-the-art fulfillment center, developed in partnership with Pannotoni Development Co. Inc. is expected to open next year, creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs.
“We’re excited to open our first customer fulfillment center in Idaho and to bring more than 1,000 full-time jobs to the city,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “Amazon is committed to creating a positive economic impact in Nampa and enhancing the customer experience throughout the region.”
Amazon will fulfill customer orders such as books, electronics and toys from this 650,000-square-foot fulfillment center. All associates will go through safety training and ongoing coaching and will have access to continuing education opportunities through Amazon’s upskilling programs such as Career Choice.
“Amazon’s investment in Nampa will add job opportunities for our citizens and create a ripple effect of economic activity throughout the region,” Governor Brad Little said. “The investment demonstrates that Idaho’s workforce and economy continue to attract the ideas and businesses that thrive in a knowledge-based economy. We are proud that Amazon chose Idaho to expand and do business.”
Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling said, “I would like to thank Amazon for choosing Nampa to locate their newest fulfillment center. Their investment in local transportation improvements and a competitive employment package represents a significant opportunity for our community. The City of Nampa will do everything we can to support the expedited construction timeline and we look forward to being part of the Amazon family.”
Amazon said its fulfillment network supports millions of businesses of all sizes worldwide through its Fulfillment By Amazon offering, and many of those local organizations are based in Idaho. There are more than 11,000 authors, small and medium-sized businesses, and developers in Idaho growing their companies and reaching new customers on Amazon products and services.