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Amazon Opens First Fulfillment Center in Fargo, North Dakota

Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in the Peace Garden State in Fargo, North Dakota. The 1-million square-foot facility, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create 500 full-time jobs.

Alicia Boler Davis, Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment at Amazon said; “Today is an exciting day for Amazon as we announce our first fulfillment center in North Dakota, bringing 500 full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and benefits to Fargo. Amazon leverages its scale for good and makes investments to support communities. We thank the local and state leaders for their support throughout the process, and we look forward to supporting the North Dakota community with great delivery options.”

Governor Doug Burgum said, “We’re excited and grateful for Amazon’s substantial investment and the hundreds of jobs it will bring to our state. This is a testament to North Dakota’s attractive business climate, appealing communities and the strong work ethic of our citizens, and we look forward to being part of the company’s growth.”

Senator John Hoeven noted, “This is a welcome investment in Fargo and the surrounding communities, bringing approximately 500 jobs to the region. That’s why we worked with the City of Fargo and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to secure the permit needed to construct the building on this property, and we look forward to its completion. Developments like this continue our state’s record of growth due to the business-friendly environment we’ve worked to build.”

Joe Raso, President and CEO the Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC added, “From the beginning of this project in late spring to our announcement today, it has been a pleasure working with City of Fargo staff and leadership to support Amazon on this exciting opportunity for our region. We look forward to our continued work with Ryan Companies on the construction of this impressive facility, and with Amazon supporting their workforce development and operational needs.”

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