(GWINNETT-METRO ATLANTA) July 10, 2019 – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that Amazon will open a new fulfillment center in Gwinnett County, creating 1,000 new jobs.
“I am excited to announce that Amazon will expand its operations here in Georgia,” said Governor Kemp. “This announcement demonstrates that the Peach State has proven itself as a leading competitor for investment from the world’s most revered companies, and I am excited for the opportunities that this new facility will create for hardworking Georgians in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.”
“Amazon is proud to serve customers across Georgia and throughout the southeast region of the United States,” said Roy Perticucci, Vice President of Customer Fulfillment at Amazon. “Amazon has found an outstanding workforce, strong local support, and incredible customers in the state, and we look forward to creating 1,000 new, full-time jobs with industry leading pay and benefits on day one.”
Amazon will lease a built-to-suit building, which will be developed by Seefried Industrial Properties and cover acreage in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties. Employees at the approximately 700,000 square foot facility will pick, pack, and ship customer orders. In addition, Amazon will hire for roles in human resources, operations management, safety, security, finance, and information technology.
“We’re proud to have Amazon expanding their footprint in Georgia and thrilled to have them in Gwinnett,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chair Charlotte Nash. “The distribution center brings a tremendous financial investment, representing 1,000 new jobs and numerous business opportunities for the local economy. On behalf of myself and Gwinnett County, we look forward to this momentous partnership between our community and one of the world’s leading online retailers.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Senior Project Manager Hank Evans represented the Global Commerce Division in partnership with Georgia EMC and Partnership Gwinnett.
“We are thrilled that Amazon is continuing to invest in Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Our state’s pro-business environment makes us a competitive choice for major companies looking to expand their already robust operations. Amazon already employs more than 3,500 Georgians, and we are grateful that they will be expanding their footprint in our state. Congratulations to our economic development partners for being part of this exciting announcement.”
“We’re very pleased to have Amazon expand its operations to our CID,” said Jim Brooks, Executive Director of the Evermore CID. “It represents significant new growth and future opportunity in our community.”
“This facility is the first of its kind in the state and we’re very pleased that Amazon has chosen to invest in Gwinnett,” said Andrew Carnes, Vice President of Economic Development at Partnership Gwinnett. “We’re excited to bring this world-class operation to our community and look forward to a longstanding partnership with the company.”
Amazon.com, Inc. is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded on July 5, 1994, by Jeff Bezos. The tech giant is the largest Internet-based retailer in the world by total sales and market capitalization. In 2015, Amazon surpassed Walmart as the most valuable retailer in the United States by market capitalization. Amazon is the fourth most valuable public company in the world, the largest Internet company by revenue in the world and the eighth largest employer in the United States.
About Partnership Gwinnett
Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2006, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Fueled by the support of over one hundred companies, municipalities, Gwinnett County, K-12 and higher education systems, the mission of Partnership Gwinnett is to strengthen the community’s diverse economy to compete in the global marketplace and position Gwinnett as the premier place to live, work and play.