Amazon Bringing Massive Shipping Facility, 1,500 Jobs To Missouri
Amazon is planning open a large packing and shipping facility in the western St. Louis area that will bring more than 1,500 full-time jobs to the area by next Summer.
The Seattle-based online retailer announced plans Wednesday for the 800,000 square-foot fulfillment center in St. Peters.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development said Amazon could receive more than $11 million in state incentives.
Amazon currently employees several hundred people at a sorting center in the St. Louis suburb of Hazelwood, but this would be the company's first fulfillment center in Missouri.
Construction on the facility, which will be in Duke Realty's Premier 370 business park, is expected to be completed by May, 2019.
Amazon has more than 75 fulfillment centers across the U.S. and Canada.