Amazon plans to open another warehouse in Illinois, in Monee, in the suburbs south of Chicago. The 850,000 square foot facility will focus on "small items" such as books, electronics and consumer goods.
"We feel very fortunate that Amazon has decided to build another fulfillment center in Will County, bringing the total facilities here to four," Will County Executive Lawrence Walsh commented.
The warehouse should open in the second half of 2017, according to the Chicago Tribune. The paper said Amazon will get a tax break from the state, an amount that has not yet been determined, adding, "Amazon will be able to credit employee withholding taxes against its corporate income tax bill for up to a decade if the state determines it has met the tax credit program's requirements."
Last week, Amazon said that next year it's opening an Amazon Books store in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.