Like it or not, Amazon is here to stay. Today, Governor Bob McDonnell and Amazon.com Inc., announced the establishment of two “fulfillment” centers in Virginia for an investment of $135 million.
According to a press release, Amazon will invest $85 million, and add more than 1,000 jobs, in Chesterfield County and invest the remainder in Dinwiddie County.
“Chesterfield and Dinwiddie counties were chosen for this significant project due to the ease and speed with which the facilities can be built and become operational,” Jim Cheng, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, is quoted as saying.
“In addition, the skill and availability of the region’s workforce were key factors. We are thrilled that Amazon recognized the assets and solid infrastructure in place in the greater Richmond region and will make a great investment to establish its new fulfillment centers in Virginia.”
The new facilities are slated to open next fall.