Abilene, TX — The Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA) is proud to announce the addition of a new Amazon delivery station. Amazon will lease a warehouse in the DCOA’s Five Points Business Park to house its last mile facility in Abilene, Texas.
“Amazon may be a large global business, but it’s made up of small businesses and communities. From the local jobs we bring, to the local people we employ, train, and upskill—our business is made up of people from the communities like Abilene,” said Jessica Breaux, manager of economic development at Amazon. “There are now over 70,000 Texans working at Amazon, and we’re excited to be growing our workforce in Abilene.”
The 71,000 square-foot facility in Five Points Business Park will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to increase efficiency of deliveries to customers.
“Amazon’s investment will bring many strong benefits to the Abilene community, including converting a warehouse into a competitive logistics and distribution center,” said Misty Mayo, President and Chief Executive Officer of the DCOA. “Abilene’s strategic location in south central United States with access to major highways is a key factor in the location of Amazon’s new facility. This is exactly the type of work the DCOA does, attracting new business to Abilene to ensure the viability of the community for years to come.”
The facility, which is anticipated to launch in 2022, will create dozens of new jobs with a minimum starting wage from $15 an hour and a variety of benefits.
“Abilene is proud to welcome Amazon to our community,” said Mayor Anthony Williams. “This incredible opportunity confirms what we have always known, Abilene is a great place to do business in Texas.”
Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 70,000 jobs in Texas and invested more than $29 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation to its employees. Amazon’s investments have contributed more than $34 billion in GDP to the Texas economy and have helped create over 136,000 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires – from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services. More than 112,000 independent authors and small and medium businesses in Texas are selling to customers in Amazon’s store, creating thousands of additional jobs across the state.
About the Development Corporation of Abilene
As the economic driver of Abilene, the Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA) is committed to recruiting and retaining companies for Abilene. The DCOA provides incentives and assistance to Abilene businesses to build and strengthen the local economy – ensuring the viability of the community for years to come. Learn more about the DCOA online at: www.abilenedcoa.com.
DevelopAbilene is a unified brand for the Development Corporation of Abilene’s (DCOA) partner organizations that work together to bring business to Abilene. DevelopAbilene is led by the DCOA, empowering partner organizations to implement key strategies to create primary jobs and prosperity in Abilene. The DevelopAbilene Team consists of the Abilene Industrial Foundation, Abilene Regional Airport, Military Affairs Committee, and the Texas Tech Small Business Development Center.
Abilene, Texas is centrally located in the state, directly on I-20 just a two and half hours from the Dallas/Fort Worth metro. The city has a population of 121,512 people, and has a labor shed of over 140,000.