Amazon will establish a 600,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center that will be used for packing and shipping large items. The facility is expected to create more than 500 full-time jobs in Jackson County, Georgia.
“We are excited to expand in the state of Georgia and add a new fulfillment center to better serve our customers in the region,” said Akash Chauhan, Vice President of Amazon’s North America operations. “This facility will create hundreds of new jobs with competitive pay and great benefits starting on day one. From the local community to state leadership, we appreciate the tremendous support from elected officials for this project and we look forward to growing in the Peach State.”
“Amazon’s decision to develop in Jackson County speaks to the strength and vitality of Georgia’s business-friendly environment,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “We are thrilled that a global leader such as Amazon has chosen to expand its footprint here in Georgia. This project further bolsters Georgia’s reputation as the nation’s No. 1 state in which to do business.”
The Georgia Department of Economic Development Logistics, Energy, Agribusiness & Food Team Director Brittany Holtzclaw represented the Global Commerce division throughout this project in partnership with the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson County Industrial Development Authority.
“Collaborating with one of the world’s most recognizable global brands as they grow their presence in Georgia is very exciting,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “We are thrilled Amazon made the decision to locate their new fulfillment center in Jackson County, and we look forward to working with them as they continue to impact the world from their Georgia operations.”