Amazon recently announced plans to build a 640,000-square-foot fulfillment center featuring innovative robotics technology and creating 1,000 jobs.
The facility will be located on the Chatham County Development Site on Pine Meadow Drive, at the intersection of I-16 and I-95. The center, set for completion in 2022, is only 7.5 miles from the Port of Savannah.
“The location is vital to Amazon because Savannah has all these logistical advantages,” said Savannah Economic Development Authority President and CEO Trip Tollison. “We have a good workforce, great infrastructure and I think we check all the boxes.”
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is proud to play a role in creating jobs for Chatham County and communities throughout Georgia, said Executive Director Griff Lynch.
“This announcement is a testimony to the partnership and collaboration that continues to make Georgia the best state in the nation to do business,” Lynch said. “We endeavor to work with our fellow state and local economic development agencies, as well as thriving partners such as Amazon, toward sustaining communities and fortifying families by relentlessly striving to accelerate global commerce.”
The $260 million facility will be Amazon’s 12th fulfillment center in Georgia. Amazon currently employs more than 21,000 people in the state, with continued hiring underway. Amazon’s investments in Georgia have contributed $3.2 billion into the economy from 2010 to 2019, and its investments in the state have created an additional 9,400 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s hires.