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Amazon plans fulfillment center for Kansas City, Kan.

In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, file photo, Amazon.com employees organize outbound packages at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center on "Cyber Monday" the busiest online shopping day of the holiday season in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, file photo, Amazon.com employees organize outbound packages at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center on "Cyber Monday" the busiest online shopping day of the holiday season in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

July 12, 2016

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— Amazon is adding a 1,000-job fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kan.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Mark Holland confirmed Monday that the e-commerce powerhouse will occupy an 856,000-square-foot industrial building. It is expected to open in late 2017 near Interstate 70.

The Kansas City Star reports that the developer asked for a tax abatement in June and said an "online sales fulfillment business" would be the tenant. However, the company was not publicly identified then.

In March, Amazon announced a similar center in Edgerton. Amazon now has five facilities in Kansas. Brownback says the Kansas City, Kan., center shouldn't affect them. The company decided in 2014 to close a facility in Coffeyville.

The new center will feature classrooms to help employees earn their associate degrees.

Comments

David Holroyd 1 year, 3 months ago

And it makes sense, the labor force is readlly available unlike in Lawrence . How many people will drive to the new center? Remember, Bob Schumm helped to drive off American Eagle to Ottawa. The same guy that now wants a tax abatement but wouldn't be happy with what he offered Famous Brands which was 25% for 5 years.

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