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Amazon Will Open Its 5th Distribution Center In Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal announced in a statement Tuesday that Amazon will open a new "fulfillment center" in Macon, its fourth in Georgia.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced in a statement Tuesday that Amazon will open a new "fulfillment center" in Macon, its fourth in Georgia.
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Amazon will open a fifth warehouse and distribution hub in Georgia, creating more than 500 jobs.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Gov. Nathan Deal announced in a statement Tuesday that the e-commerce company will open a new “fulfillment center” in Macon.

The facility joins three similar ones in metro Atlanta and one in Jefferson, Georgia, and will total 1 million square feet of leased facilities.

Amazon’s vice president of North America customer fulfillment, Sanjay Shah, says the jobs will come with competitive pay and benefits.

Deal says suppliers can reach 80 percent of the U.S. population from Georgia in a two-day truck drive or two-hour flight.

The statement didn’t provide a timeline for the facility’s opening.

Georgia has also entered a bid for the site of Amazon’s second headquarters, expected to bring 50,000 jobs.

Correction: This report has been updated to show five Amazon distribution hubs in Georgia.