Amazon's new fulfillment center outside of Pittsburgh marks the e-commerce giant's latest expansion in Pennsylvania.
PITTSBURGH – Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans to build a 1,000,000-square-foot fulfillment center that will create more than 800 new full-time jobs in the Pittsburgh suburb of Findlay Township, PA.
"Pennsylvania is a great business state and Amazon is excited to continue its growth and investment with our newest fulfillment center in Allegheny County," said Alicia Boler Davis, vice president of global customer fulfillment for Amazon in Seattle. "For nearly a decade, the Keystone state has been key to Amazon's ability to serve our incredible customers and provide wide choice and super-fast shipping speeds in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States."
Since 2010, the company has invested more than $ 8.5 billion in the state through its on-premises fulfillment center and cloud infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation for thousands of employees. The company currently employs 10,000 people across the state. The new fulfillment center will be Amazon's 15th facility in the state of Pennsylvania.
"It's always a big win when a company comes in and pledges to create 800 new jobs," said Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania governor. "This is a significant investment for Pennsylvania and I applaud Amazon for choosing our Commonwealth as the location for this facility."
The new facility is being built by Hillwood Group of Dallas and Chapman Properties of Leetsdale, PA. Amazon has committed to invest more than $ 30 million in the project.
Amazon received a $ 1.6 million job creation tax credit funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development to be distributed after job creation. The project was coordinated by the governor's action team, in addition to the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and Allegheny County.
“Today's announcement underscores that Amazon has never lost sight of Pittsburgh. A new fulfillment center from the ground up will add to the number of several local Amazon facilities – including a growing engineering center – that provide or provide thousands of high-paying jobs in the area, "said Pittsburgh Regional Alliance President Mark A. Thomas.
Rich Fitzgerald, executive of Allegheny County added. "Amazon's decision also reflects the continued confidence in the economy of this county, region and state. The county, the port authority and the airport authority are proud to continue to work with so many partners to show that this region is a is good place to do business. "
Last week, Amazon announced plans to open two new robotic fulfillment centers in Ohio That will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs once they are up and running for a total of 1.4 million square feet.