SEATTLE – Amazon.com announced plans for its first fulfillment centre in the state of Mississippi to be located in Marshall County. The facility will create 850 full-time jobs.
Employees at the 554,000-square-foot fulfillment centre will pick, pack and ship items such as lawn and garden products, toiletries, and other household consumer goods.
“I am proud to welcome Amazon as the newest member of the Mississippi business community. Amazon’s presence demonstrates to industry leaders around the globe that Mississippi has what it takes for companies like Amazon to remain competitive and efficiently reach their consumers from our attractive location in the Southeast U.S.,” Gov. Phil Bryant said.
“Mississippi’s teamwork at the federal, state and local levels, Marshall County’s proximity to a distribution hub and the region’s skilled workforce were instrumental in Amazon’s decision to locate its new fulfillment centre in our state,” said Mississippi Development Authority’s executive director Glenn McCullough, Jr.
“The Mississippi Development Authority, in conjunction with Marshall County, Marshall County Industrial Development Authority and Tennessee Valley Authority, is proud to support Amazon as the company creates 850 career opportunities for the people of North Mississippi.”