Pflugerville lands Amazon fulfillment center

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July 15, 2020 - 11:21 am
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PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Talk1370.com) -- A new Amazon fulfillment center is coming to Pflugerville next year, officials announced Wednesday.

The 820,000 square foot fulfillment center, expected to launch in 2021, will create 1,000 new full-time jobs with a minimum wage of $15/hour.

"We’re appreciative of the people of Texas for so warmly embracing Amazon into the community," said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. "There are now over 20,000 Texan Amazonians working for us in the state – and we’re excited to be creating an additional 1,000 full-time jobs in Pflugerville with Amazon’s industry leading benefits, and minimum starting wage from $15 an hour."

"We are establishing a strong partnership with Amazon and welcome the first operation of its kind to Pflugerville,” said Amy Madison, Executive Director of Pflugerville Community Development Corporation. “This economic development project brings a significant capital investment, new technology and needed employment to our diverse and skilled workforce which is a comprehensive win for all."

PCDC is funding up to $3.8 million for transportation improvements at FM 685 and Pecan Street in an economic incentives agreement. Amazon, for its part, has committed to investing $250 million into the facility, which must be a minimum of 820,000 square feet.

The center will be located off of East Pecan Street, about a mile from State Highway 130. Construction is expected to be completed in 2021; the agreement requires Amazon to begin operations no later than December 31, 2022.

“Pflugerville is a bustling area, and the addition of this fulfillment center with over 1,000 jobs shows that Pflugerville is the new frontier in Central Texas," Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzales said. "Pflugerville’s connectivity via the SH 130 corridor is a prime location for business expansion, and we welcome Amazon, a business that shares our belief that Pflugerville is a wonderful place to live and work."

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