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Amazon confirms large centre in Sioux Falls and plans to employ 1,000 people

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The company said in its announcement, “Employees will work with Amazon Robotics to take out, pack and ship small items such as books, electronics and toys to customers.” The huge distribution center under construction at Foundation Park Industrial Development has been perhaps Sioux Falls’ worst trade secret in months.

The enormous distribution center, currently under construction in the industrial development of Foundation Park, has been perhaps Sioux Falls’ worst-kept trade secret for months.

KELO-TV announced in early August the ownership of the building bound for a large lot in the industrial park at the intersection of highways 29 and 90 at the north-western end of the city, under the code name of the builders for construction, “Stampede Project”.

“We are proud to have been selected by Amazon as their next fulfillment center. Amazon’s decision to invest in our community reflects the company’s confidence in Sioux Falls’ economic climate and excellent workforce, ”Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken said in a statement. Press. “The Amazon team has been amazing working with them, and we are thrilled to welcome them to Sioux Falls and help make this partnership a win-win for years to come.”

On October 30, developers and officials in North Dakota confirmed that a large facility under construction in Fargo, near Hector International Airport, will be an Amazon distribution warehouse that employs 500 full-time workers. The center is expected to open next year.

Amazon paid $ 7 million for the 80-acre plot on which its Sioux Falls center would be based, leader Argus reported in Sioux Falls last month. The newspaper also reported that online retail giants would join state and city leaders in asking the U.S. Economic Development Administration for $ 1.9 million to improve public services and infrastructure in the city. industrial park.

“It is both an honor and a privilege to welcome Amazon to the Sioux Falls business community,” said Todd Ernst, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sioux Falls Development Foundation. “Our commitment to growing businesses in the region is clear, and Amazon will be. A key player in our continued efforts to build the economy of Sioux Falls and harness the irresistible power of Foundation Park.

“We are thrilled to open our first fulfillment center in the great state of South Dakota and create 1,000 full-time jobs with top-notch salaries and benefits,” said Alicia Boller Davis, vice -President of Amazon Global Distribution. “We appreciate the strong support from local and state leaders throughout the process, and we look forward to supporting the South Dakota community with fantastic delivery options.”

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