Amazon plans to open a 640,000 square-foot fulfillment center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Anticipated to launch in 2022, the first fulfillment center in the state is expected to create 1,000 full-time jobs.
Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment, said, “We are thrilled to be opening our first fulfillment center in the great state of South Dakota and bringing 1,000 full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and benefits to Sioux Falls. 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 South Dakota community with great delivery options.”
“South Dakota is open for business, and this commitment has put our state in the position to welcome Amazon to Foundation Park,” added Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem. “Amazon is investing in South Dakota with 1,000 jobs, including excellent benefits, which will help fuel our state’s growth for the next generation. So on behalf of the entire state, I want to welcome Amazon to South Dakota.”
From 2010-2019, Amazon has invested more than $1 million in South Dakota, including infrastructure and compensation to employees in the state.
“It is both an honor and a privilege to welcome Amazon to the Sioux Falls business community,” Todd Ernst, Board Chair for the Sioux Falls Development Foundation noted. “Our commitment to business growth in the region is apparent, and Amazon will be a vital player in our continued efforts to build the economy of Sioux Falls and leverage the attractive power of Foundation Park.”