Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment Center in Tucson, joining four existing Arizona centers and other facilities throughout the state. The more than 855,000-square-foot facility will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics, household items and toys.
"Since we first broke ground in Arizona over 10 years ago, we have found a network of support from community leaders to statewide officials, a dedicated workforce and fantastic customers," said Mark Stewart, v-p of Amazon's North America Operations.
Governor Doug Ducey said the decision "demonstrates that southern Arizona has a lot to offer businesses in terms of talent, location, pro-business environment and quality of life. This project will create thousands of new jobs and generate significant capital investment in the region."
Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, said, "Amazon's continued expansion throughout Arizona with this new operation in Tucson speaks to the company's confidence in our state as an excellent place to do business."