Article submitted by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
Montgomery, AL-Today, Amazon announced plans for a brand-new 650,000 square-foot IXD facility in Montgomery. Located between I-65 and Highway 31, north of Hyundai Boulevard, the new facility represents a $100M capital investment, and will provide 500 jobs to the River Region. This is the first Amazon facility of any type to be announced in the Montgomery metro area and is the only Amazon IXD facility in the state of Alabama.
“We are proud to welcome Amazon to Montgomery County and into this growing community of diverse industries,” said County Commission Chairman Elton Dean. “This facility will provide excellent opportunities for our citizens and pave the way for even more growth and investment in our area.”
“Amazon’s major investment shows that Montgomery is on the map and an essential part of logistics solutions for major brands and industries,” said Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed. “We’re eager to grow this partnership on behalf of the Montgomerians who will benefit from the careers that this new facility will bring.”
Chamber Chairman John Yelverton added Amazon is a great addition to Montgomery’s business community. “We are honored to have Amazon locate here. They are on the forefront of technology in the home delivery market,” Yelverton said. “We would like to thank Amazon for believing in us, selecting Montgomery for their new facility, and we welcome them to the River Region family,” he added.
Centrally located in the Southeastern US, Montgomery is an ideal logistics hub due to its proximity to the Port of Mobile and direct railway and interstate access with I-65 and I-85 running through the region.
With the goal of being Earth’s most customer-centric company, best employer and safest place to work, Amazon reports that they have created more jobs in the past decade than any U.S. company, and have invested more than $530 billion in the U.S. over the last decade. Beyond their workforce, Amazon’s investments have supported nearly 1.6 million indirect jobs in fields like construction and hospitality. They also actively work to help communities by responding to the urgent needs of reducing hunger and homelessness and investing in education for children and young adults.
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