Shreveport Lands a 2nd Amazon Facility
SHREVEPORT, La. – Big economic news for Shreveport. Amazon is planning to bring a 2nd facility to our area. This new complex is called a "last-mile facility". This new facility will be built at the Shreve Park Industrial Campus just off of Highway 3132 near West 70th. This Amazon complex will be about 87,000 square feet. Construction is expected to start in the next few weeks.
“Shreveport is a great place to live and work, and we’re pleased to be setting local roots here,” said Jessica Breaux, Amazon Senior Manager of Economic Development. “With the opening of our state-of-the-art fulfillment center that is slated for next year and now this delivery station, we will be hiring for more than 1,000 local, good jobs and able to serve customers faster and better in and around Shreveport. We appreciate the support of our great partners, including the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, City of Shreveport, and Caddo Parish.”
How Much Will These Workers Make?
The jobs at this complex will pay between $17 and $28 per hour. Between this complex and the Amazon Fulfillment Center in north Shreveport, Amazon will hire about 1,000 workers.
Mayor Tom Arceneaux says "In welcoming Amazon's decision, I am thrilled to announce that Shreveport and Caddo Parish are now at the forefront of innovation and progress.” “This significant milestone not only marks an exciting chapter for our community but also reinforces Shreveport's position as a key player in the global marketplace. Together, we are building a future where opportunities flourish and dreams find their wings.”
The Robotics Fulfillment Center is still set to open in the middle of next year. This last mile facility is where customer orders are prepared for delivery.
“In business, there’s no finish line, only mile markers, and each one of those counts toward the goal,” said Parish of Caddo District 7 Commissioner Stormy Gage-Watts. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the footprint and excited to welcome new business opportunities to District 7 and Caddo Parish.”
The company has been working directly with the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, which owns and manages the Shreve Park Industrial Campus, and the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, the regional economic development organization supporting Caddo Parish. The team worked to ensure that the facility and surrounding infrastructure could meet the needs of the company’s intended purpose.
“The Chamber is so pleased that Amazon has chosen ShrevePark as the location for their local last mile facility,” said Dr. Tim Magner, President of the Greater Shreveport Chamber. “An additional tenant of this caliber at ShrevePark highlights the ongoing opportunities for economic growth in our region and once again validates Shreveport’s value as a distribution nexus.”
Data from the North Louisiana Economic Partnership says one in five Americans lives within a 500-mile radius of Shreveport, making the city enviable for distribution and logistics companies. Ample transportation and connectivity throughout the area offer businesses like Amazon seamless access to multiple markets.
“We congratulate Amazon and thank them for their commitment to the Shreveport community,” said North Louisiana Economic Partnership President & CEO Justyn Dixon. “This additional investment is a testament to our excellent business climate and the advantages of our geographical location in North Louisiana.”
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