Amazon Center Brings Jobs to WyCo

10/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Amazon Center Brings Up to 750 Jobs to WyCo

New $110M Amazon Center Brings Up to 750 Jobs to WyCo

Amazon announced today that it will locate a new $110 million Amazon distribution center in Wyandotte County, creating up to 750 new jobs in the community. With the economic/financial effects of COVID affecting so many, development and investment like this that create much-needed jobs and generate revenue will help the community rebound and recover faster.

 

“Amazon’s continued investment in our community with this second facility reinforces the benefit of Wyandotte County’s central Midwest location and access to a quality dependable workforce,” said Unified Government/Kansas City, Kansas Mayor David Alvey. “This new $110 million center will create up to 750 new jobs for local workers, providing added growth and development that will allow our community to rebound quicker from the pandemic’s economic effects. Moreover, this facility will generate new revenue immediately, allowing us to maintain and improve local services in neighborhoods throughout our entire community.”

 

No state or local incentives were requested or provided for this project, and the new facility in western Kansas City, Kansas will generate revenue immediately – contributing up to $2 million annually to maintain and improve municipal services in neighborhoods throughout the community, and benefiting USD 203. This is the second Amazon facility to locate in WyCo in recent years, with a $310 million facility built in 2018 that employs 1,500 and industry-leading pay that includes a $15.00 an hour minimum wage. Operations at the new facility, located at 99th and Leavenworth Road, are expected to begin in summer 2021.

 

Amazon also announced a new fulfillment center in the Wichita area

 

“Today’s Amazon announcement further proves why Kansas can offer prospective businesses the kind of workforce, infrastructure, and central location that can compete with anywhere in the country,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “This project will bring more than 1,000 good-paying jobs and significant capital investment to our state and sends a clear message to prospective companies – Kansas is open for business.”

 

“This partnership with Amazon will bring more than a thousand new, quality jobs to Kansas, and I have no doubt Amazon will greatly benefit from the talented workforce available in Kansas City, Park City and Wichita,” U.S. Senator Jerry Moran said. “I recently visited Amazon’s current facility in Kansas City to see their operation first-hand, and I am pleased to see companies like Amazon continue to bring jobs to Kansas, opening up new opportunities for further economic growth and expansion.”

 

Today’s announcement reaffirms all that Kansas City, Kansas  and Wyandotte County has to offer, including a central geographic location in the U.S. and regionally, an outstanding transportation and infrastructure network, and access to a skilled, diverse, and eager workforce.  Wyandotte County  has seen a surge in development lately that will create additional jobs, revenue, rooftops and future growth in our community. This includes a $350 million URBN Fulfillment and Distribution Center, completion of the Turner Logistics Center (the first two buildings), The Reardon Center Redevelopment project, and the Old Dominion logistics facility in Bonner Springs, among others.