Amazon’s ability to satisfy its customers rests on its distribution reach, and lately, the retailer has been targeting multiple regions around the country. Georgia, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina have all been recent recipients of Amazon’s sprawling fulfillment centers, and now, the retailer has two more regions in its sights—Illinois and Idaho, which will mark Amazon’s first fulfillment facility in Idaho.
“We’re excited to open our first customer fulfillment center in Idaho and to bring more than 1,000 full-time jobs to the city,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “Amazon is committed to creating a positive economic impact in Nampa and enhancing the customer experience throughout the region.”
The new Nampa, ID, facility will span 650,000 square feet, and is anticipated to generate several full-time jobs, according to a press release. Tasked with filling orders from across Idaho, the state-of-the-art facility is expected to bolster the state’s economic activity.
The facility planned for Channahon, IL, is not the state’s first, but is sure to impress, with a size of over one million square feet. The new facility is expected to create an estimated 500 new, full-time jobs.
“Illinois is a great place to do business and we are excited to continue our growth and investment in the state with our new fulfillment center in Channahon,” said Davis, in a press release. “Since 2010, Amazon has invested more than $4 billion in the state through its local fulfillment center and cloud infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation to thousands of employees in the state. We are excited to create more than 500 new full-time jobs, in addition to the 11,000 current employees across the state, who receive industry-leading pay and benefits starting on day one.”
With expansion on its mind, what regions is Amazon looking to target next? Deli Market News will keep you posted.