Amazon Opening First Warehouse in Okla.

Amazon plans to open its first warehouse in Oklahoma by the end of 2019. The more than 600,000-square-foot facility will be located in Oklahoma City. Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship small items such as books, household items and toys.

"We're excited to open our first fulfillment center in Oklahoma and in a city with an outstanding workforce and a commitment to providing great opportunities for employment," said Mark Stewart, Amazon's v-p of North America customer fulfillment.

Mayor David Holt called the announcement "a great day for Oklahoma City," adding that the project "required efforts from our city government, our legislature, our state government and our local economic development entities. Further, it would not have been possible without the commitment the voters of Oklahoma City made last September to invest in economic development."

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