Fayetteville, NC — Amazon is building a 1.3 million-square-foot fulfillment facility in the Military Business Park. This new operation will create more than 500 full-time jobs with hundreds of additional part-time opportunities.
The new warehousing facility will be located on 94 acres and is expected to launch operations in 2023. The facility will receive products into the company’s fulfillment network and ready them for shipment to consumers.
“Amazon is excited to expand operations in Cumberland County, North Carolina, investing in a new fulfilment center in Fayetteville,” said Nikki Forman, Amazon Spokesperson. “We are committed to providing efficient delivery for customers and creating hundreds of jobs for the talented workforce in the area.”
This is the second project the company has announced in Cumberland County. In May of 2021, Amazon announced a new last-mile facility, establishing the company’s operations in the community. Currently under construction at 1005 Dunn Road, the project will complement this new distribution center.
“This Amazon facility in the Military Business Park means hundreds of new jobs for our County, as well as economic growth and advancement. This transformative investment is a major win for our community,” said County Commission Chairman Glenn Adams. “A sincere thanks goes out to Amazon’s representatives as well as Cloteen Jasmin, Senior Vice President of Development at Ryan Companies, who have been collaborating with FCEDC on the project since April. This project has an incredibly aggressive timeline, and we cannot wait to celebrate its opening in 2023. Thanks to all those who collaborated to make this a success.”
The City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County have each approved up to $1.25 million to assist with certain infrastructure improvements. To receive these incentives, the company must meet job and investment goals.
Factors influencing Amazon’s selection of Cumberland County include its highly skilled workforce and solid labor market, enhanced by many of the 7,000 servicemembers transitioning from Fort Bragg each year. Additionally, the County’s centralized geographic location and access to major interstates are powerful selling points for the area.
Mayor Mitch Colvin, City of Fayetteville, stated, “I welcome the significant positive impact that Amazon will make here. The fact that Amazon has twice selected to invest in our area sends a strong signal to other potential employers about the many wonderful benefits this region has to offer, from our central location to the thriving workforce, and excellent business climate.”
“Bringing technology-focused, innovative companies like Amazon to the area is a major focus for FCEDC,” said FCEDC Chairman Kelvin Farmer. “We are thankful for the hard work of the talented FCEDC team. We are excited to see what the future holds in terms of economic growth for the community and proud to have Amazon at the top of our list of growing local employers.”
The project is the culmination of strong collaborative efforts from multiple public and private organizations including the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, Amazon, Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC), Piedmont Natural Gas, North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), Broadwell Construction Company, Cape Fear Commercial Real Estate, and FCEDC.
The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership designed to enhance job growth and prosperity in the region by attracting new industry and growing and retaining existing industry. FCEDC works daily to help strengthen our economy and diversify our community tax base. Learn more at www.fayedc.com.
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