Amazon.com announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Oklahoma, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs by the end of 2019. The more than 600,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will be located in Oklahoma City.
“We’re excited to open our first fulfillment center in Oklahoma and in a city with an outstanding workforce and a commitment to providing great opportunities for employment,” said Mark Stewart, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment. “Amazon is committed to creating a positive economic impact in Oklahoma City and enhancing the customer experience throughout the region.”
Oklahoma City building permits, The Oklahoman, 7 July:
Seefried Industrial Properties, 9201 S Portland Ave., office-warehouse, (Amazon), erect, $150,000,000.
A sensible place for Amazon, a mile and a half southeast of Will Rogers World Airport and a quarter-mile west of Interstate 44, just inside Cleveland County. The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust has already approved $1.7 million worth of tax incentives for Amazon, in exchange for job creation and capital investment at the facility. There eventually will be about 1500 jobs for actual humans at the plant, and God knows how many robots.