Amazon Announces Three Fulfillment Centers in Texas
Amazon has announced plans to open three new fulfillment centers in the state of Texas, creating more than 1,000 jobs. The sites, which will use advanced technology to help fulfill customer orders, will be located in the cities of Coppell, Haslet and Schertz.
â€śWe look forward to putting more than 1,000 Texans to work at our new fulfillment centers in Schertz, Coppell and Haslet,â€ť said Mike Roth, Amazonâ€™s vice president of North American fulfillment. â€śWe appreciate the state and local elected officials who have helped us make this exciting investment in the state of Texas.â€ť
â€śWeâ€™re pleased Amazon is investing in Texas by bringing three fulfillment centers and more than 1,000 jobs to our state,â€ť said Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. â€śI thank Amazon for working with usâ€”making it possible to bring new jobs and revenue to the state of Texas.â€ť
â€śThis is the biggest economic development partnership announcement in the history of our city,â€ť said city of Haslet Mayor Bob Golden. â€śThe jobs and potential tax base that this development will bring to our community is a major milestone in our cityâ€™s growth.â€ť
The 1.2 million-square-foot site in Schertz and the 1 million-square-foot site in Coppell will handle larger itemsâ€”anything from televisions to bbqs, for example. The 1.1 million-square-foot site in Haslet will handle smaller items like books, small electronics or DVDs, to name a few.
â€śAmazon, coming to Coppell, complements our strategy of building a quality business base that supports the community and the region,â€ť said Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt. â€śWe areÂ thrilledÂ AmazonÂ chose Coppell for a new fulfillment center. We recognizeÂ theirÂ large capital investment andÂ new jobs brought to this area.â€ť
Recently, Amazon committed to hire more than a thousand veterans in the U.S. in the upcoming year to join the hundreds of veteran employees it has on staff currently. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates there are more than 1.6 million veterans in the state of Texas.
â€śWe are thrilled to welcome Amazon to Schertz,â€ť said city of Schertz Mayor Michael Carpenter. â€śThe investment Amazon is making in our community is significant, and it is a manifest expression by yet another highly successful and well-respected company that Schertz is a great place to do business.â€ť
USAA Real Estate Company is building the project in Schertz. Hillwood Development Company is building the project in the city of Haslet as part of AllianceTexas, a 17,000-acre, master-planned community, and is also constructing the project in the city of Coppell.