Amazon announces a new $ 200 million distribution center in North Carolina

Amazon announced that it will open a new distribution center in Garner, North Carolina, providing 1,500 jobs to the suburb of Raleigh

A small town in North Carolina will soon be home to a new Amazon distribution center, officials announced Friday.

The Seattle-based web retailer is heading to the city of Garner, a suburb of Raleigh, promising to bring 1,500 new jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in investment.

& # 39; Amazon is coming to Garner! & # 39; Mayor Ronnie Williams announced excitedly during a press conference on Friday morning.

According to reports, the company will invest $ 200 million in the development of the new location, which will provide $ 45 million annually in payroll.

Amazon announced that it will open a new distribution center in Garner, North Carolina, providing 1,500 jobs to the suburb of Raleigh

Amazon announced that it will open a new distribution center in Garner, North Carolina, providing 1,500 jobs to the suburb of Raleigh

The four-story, 2.6-million-square-foot distribution center will be built on the site of a former ConAgra Foods plant, which was donated to local economic development authorities in 2012.

Garner officials say the move is the result of seven years of searching for a suitable company to develop the site, which was closed after an explosion in 2009.

The city has a population of 29,000 and an employment rate of 95.9 percent.

The residents who live near the plant have expressed their enthusiasm because it is finally developing after so many years.

Jonathan King, who has lived near the old ConAgra site for years, said they are excited about the change.

"They are finally doing something with that lot, renewing it," neighbor Jonathan King told WRAL. "I mean, a name as big as Amazon, it's always exciting when something like that comes to the area."

King added: "My hope is that if I order something from Amazon, just tell me:" Come and get it. "

There are currently 140 distribution centers throughout the United States.

The center will be located on the site of a former ConAgra plant that has been vacant since 2012.

The center will be located on the site of a former ConAgra plant that has been vacant since 2012.

The center will be located on the site of a former ConAgra plant that has been vacant since 2012.

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