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Amazon Expands Detroit, Michigan, Operations

Amazon plans to expand operations in the metro Detroit area with five new buildings to support operations closer to customers. The sites are expected to create more than 2,000 permanent full- and part-time jobs in Michigan.

Amazon said it has created more than 13,500 jobs in Michigan since 2010 and invested more than $2.5 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation to its employees.

“We’re excited to be expanding our network to better serve our customers in the great city of Detroit,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint throughout Michigan. We look forward to bringing more than 2,000 good jobs to Metro Detroit and contributing positively to the community.”

One of the new sites is an 823,000 square-foot fulfillment center in Detroit that is expected to create 1,200 new jobs at the old Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit. If all goes as planned, the center will open in 2022.

"We're thrilled that Amazon selected Detroit for what will be one of the largest fulfillment centers in Michigan,” said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. “Amazon has been a great partner and its most important delivery will be the 3,000 construction jobs, 1,200 permanent jobs and new small business opportunities this new facility will bring to our city."

As Amazon grows in Detroit, officials said it is committed to contributing in a variety of ways to the local community where our teams live and work, including by supporting food banks with monetary contributions and delivery services, funding computer science education for underserved and underrepresented students, and providing in-kind donations to meet immediate and basic needs.

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