Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in Waco, Texas. The facility is expected to launch in 2021 and will create over 1,000 new full-time jobs.
“We are proud to be bringing our newest Amazon facility to the city of Waco and we look forward to bringing in new jobs and supporting this great community,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “We are excited for our future in Central Texas, and for what this means for our customers as we continue to grow. We’d also like to thank local and state leaders for their strong support in making this project possible.”
"The Lone Star State is proud to celebrate another economic achievement for Central Texas with Amazon's new investment in Waco," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. "Texas continues to thrive as the nation's premier destination for companies like Amazon thanks to our skilled workforce, diverse economy, and business-friendly model that promotes economic growth. This facility is the latest milestone in the strong partnership between Amazon and Texas, and I look forward to seeing the prosperity this facility will bring to the Waco community."
Since 2010, Amazon noted it has created more than 43,000 jobs in Texas and invested more than $16.9 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation to our employees.
“Amazon’s investment and commitment to job growth in Waco will help drive our economic recovery forward. We appreciate the work of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, the Waco/McLennan County Economic Development Corporation, and the Waco Industrial Foundation in attracting Amazon, and we look forward to having this innovative fulfillment center as a showpiece in the Central Texas Industrial Park,” the Mayor added.