Amazon to build another fulfillment center in North Texas

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Amazon.com,Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) said today it will open a fourth Texas fulfillment center in Dallas, joining other sites in Coppell, Haslet, and Schertz.

Amazon says the 500,000 square foot facility will be located at the northwest corner of Interstates 45 and 20. Clarion Partners and Trammell Crow Co. are the local partners on the project, according to Amazon.

Amazon received $17 million in tax abatements from Dallas County prior to announcing its plans.

The new site will process smaller items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods.

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Since launching its first fulfillment center in Texas, Amazon has created over 3,500 full-time jobs, invested more than $400 million in the state, and continues to grow its operations to meet customer demand, according to the Seattle-based company.

The company did not say how many workers would be hired for the new center, but Amazon is currently hiring for more than 1,500 positions at its Dallas-Fort Worth facilities.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said, “We are thrilled that Amazon chose Dallas as the location for its new fulfillment center. The company has been innovative in not only the level of technology it uses to get packages to our doorsteps, but also in its ability to create quality jobs for a diverse community throughout North Texas.”

Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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