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Amazon Plans Alcoa, Tennessee, Fulfillment Center

Amazon will establish a new, 634,812-square-foot state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Alcoa, Tennessee. The site, which is anticipated to launch in 2022, will create nearly 800 new, full-time jobs.

The facility will be Amazon’s third fulfillment center in Tennessee to use innovative robotics technology and the company’s eighth fulfillment center in the Volunteer State. In 2020, Amazon announced it would establish similar fulfillment center operations in Memphis and Mt. Juliet.

“We are excited to continue creating a positive economic impact in the region with job opportunities and industry-leading benefits that start on the first day of the job. Tennessee is a great state for business and we are excited to have the opportunity to partner, grow and better serve our customers throughout this region,” said Holly Sullivan, Amazon’s head of worldwide economic development.

According to state officials, Amazon has pledged to invest over $700 million to provide upskilling training for 100,000 U.S. employees for in-demand jobs. Programs will help Amazonians from all backgrounds access training to move into highly-skilled roles across the company’s corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retails stores, and transportation network, or pursue career paths outside of Amazon.

“It is a testament to the strength of Tennessee’s business climate that companies are attracted to our state and choose to operate and expand here. Amazon is a global brand that has invested $1.5 billion and created more than 25,000 jobs across all three grand divisions of our state, and we appreciate their team for choosing to grow in East Tennessee. We would also like to thank Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright and his outstanding leadership team for their many contributions to help bring this project to fruition,” noted TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.

Amazon currently operates fulfillment and sortation centers in Charleston, Chattanooga, Lebanon, Memphis, Murfreesboro and Nashville. The company is in the midst of building Amazon Nashville, a new downtown office that will bring more than 5,000 tech and corporate jobs to Nashville.

“TVA and City of Alcoa Electric Department congratulate Amazon on its decision to locate and create hundreds of new job opportunities in Blount County. We are proud to partner with the Blount Partnership, City of Alcoa, and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to celebrate Amazon’s continued commitment to job creation and investment in the Valley and look forward to supporting its future business success in the region,” John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development explained.

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