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Amazon Chooses North Little Rock, Arkansas, for Fulfillment Center

Amazon plans to open a new fulfillment center in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The 1-million square-foot facility, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create over 500 full-time jobs.

The fulfillment center that will go up on an 80-acre site off U.S. 70 in the Galloway area of the city is the second fulfillment center, and the fifth Amazon distribution facility, announced in Central Arkansas in a little more than two years. It will more than double the size of Amazon’s footprint in the region to almost 2 million square feet and will increase company employment to an estimated 1,800 workers.

“We are proud to be expanding our operations in Arkansas with our newest facility in North Little Rock and we are excited to create over five hundred new, full-time jobs for the local community,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “Amazon is grateful for the continued support we’ve received from local and state leaders and we look forward to leveraging our scale for good to support this great community.”

“North Little Rock’s dedicated workforce and central location make it a perfect selection for Amazon’s newest distribution center,” said Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. “I’m delighted that Amazon has once again decided to invest in Central Arkansas, creating job opportunities for hundreds of Arkansans, and I’m confident that North Little Rock will be a perfect fit for the company’s project.”

The state is contributing $2 million through a fund created by the Arkansas Department of Transportation that provides money for road improvements. It uses a portion of surplus the department receives in general revenue.

“On behalf of a grateful community, I want to thank Amazon’s leaders for selecting North Little Rock as its newest central Arkansas distribution center location,” said North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith. “Amazon’s commitment to this region is truly remarkable. Given our great transportation network and advantageous location it is a solid business decision that we certainly appreciate and respect.”

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