Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in the CornHusker State, 12 miles southwest of Omaha, in Papillion, Nebraska.
The site, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create 1,000 full-time jobs.
Alicia Boler Davis, Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment at Amazon said, “We are thrilled to be opening our first fulfillment center in the great state of Nebraska and bringing 1,000 full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and benefits to greater Omaha. Amazon leverages its scale for good and makes investments to support communities. We appreciate the strong support from local and state leaders throughout the process, and we look forward to supporting the Nebraska community with great delivery options.”
Governor Pete Ricketts noted “today’s announcement by Amazon is exciting news for Nebraska. Our state’s wonderful people and welcoming communities continue to attract major investments to the Good Life. Amazon’s fulfillment center will grow Nebraska by creating 1,000 great jobs. Winning the project demonstrates our state’s resilience and economic vitality despite challenges.”
“It’s no coincidence why Amazon chose Greater Omaha, and Sarpy County specifically. This is a region that works together and aspires to more. When fully operational, this facility will add nearly $204 million to the local economy each year. That’s significant, and we’re excited and grateful for what’s ahead. Congratulations to everyone involved. We are proud to partner with you,” David G. Brown, President and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber said.
From 2010-2019, Amazon said it has invested more than $96 million in Nebraska, including infrastructure and compensation to employees in the state. Amazon currently operates one delivery station and two Whole Foods Market locations in Nebraska.
Andrew Rainbolt, Executive Director, Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation noted, “we are beyond enthusiastic about the many great opportunities Amazon’s growing presence in Sarpy County offers. Amazon has invested more than $96 million into Nebraska since 2010. Today’s groundbreaking shows a continued commitment to collaboration between Amazon, the State of Nebraska, Sarpy County and the City of Papillion. Exciting things are definitely ahead, and we are grateful to the many, many individuals who worked together to make today happen.”