JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Amazon is locating a consumer goods fulfillment center in Marshall County. The project will create 850 jobs over three years.
“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.
Amazon is currently making improvements to an existing 554,000-square-foot building in the Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park.
“We are excited to bring our first fulfillment center to Mississippi, creating 850 full-time jobs with a $15 minimum hourly wage,” said John Felton, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “We appreciate the state and local elected leaders who have supported Amazon’s entrance into Mississippi and we look forward to providing great job opportunities and an exceptional customer experience.”
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building construction and road improvements. Marshall County is providing assistance for road improvements, as well as ad valorem tax exemptions. The Tennessee Valley Authority is also assisting with the project.
“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 center in our state,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “The Mississippi Development Authority, working with Marshall County, Marshall County Industrial Development Authority and TVA, is proud to support Amazon as the company creates 850 career opportunities for the people of North Mississippi.”