This story was originally published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on March 7, 2018.
By Brian Feldt | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“After opening massive fulfillment centers across the country to support growing online sales, Amazon will open its first Missouri fulfillment center in St. Peters, the company announced early Wednesday.
The more than 800,000 square foot facility with robotics to assist employees in fulfilling orders will create more than 1,500 jobs.
Amazon could receive up to $7.95 million in sales tax exemptions from the state of Missouri to help support the project, a state spokeswoman said. Amazon will also receive nearly $3 million in non-manufacturing personal property incentives and up to $100,000 from the Skilled Workforce Missouri program to fund development and operations.
“We’re excited to continue growing our team with our first, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Missouri,” Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment, said in a statement. “Our ability to expand in Missouri is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce. Amazon is committed to providing great opportunities for employment and creating a positive economic impact for the region…”Read More