As Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is looking towards cashing in during the holiday season with plenty of hired workers to support their shipping, they plan for long-term investment as well. In a recent announcement, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has revealed its plans to invest in Illinois. Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu reported about this on Bloomberg TV.
Fu reported that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is planning to have its first facility in the state of Illinois operational by next year, and is in the process of scouting out several other sites around the state for additional facilities. She added that the company intends to spend around $75 million to build the facilities and that they expect to support as many as 1,000 full time jobs in the state.
“Amazon plans its first facility in Illinois. The online retailer says it’s in the process of site selection and the $75 million investment will create more than 1,000 jobs by the end of 2017. The new facility is expected to open next year,” Fu reported.
The announcement about the new facilities in Illinois was made by the Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Senator Dick Durbin, and Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) earlier today. The first facility will most likely be opened in 2015 and will be fully operational by 2017. The planned facilities in Illinois will operate as distribution centers for Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), helping the company hasten their delivery process.
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