Expected to be operational this fall
Amazon.com is planning to open a new fulfilment centre in Spartanburg County, which will create hundreds of new full time jobs and involve a $50m investment in South Carolina.
Amazon said the facility is expected to be operational this fall and the Amazon Fulfillment Centres in South Carolina are operated by Amazon.com.dedc LLC.
In addition, Amazon said it planned to begin hiring for the new fulfilment centre later this year.
The new facility in Spartanburg County will be approximately one million square feet and will be located on a site near John Dodd Road.
Amazon Global Customer Fulfillment vice-president Dave Clark said South Carolina has been a great home for Amazon and they are excited to create hundreds of additional jobs in the state.
"We had a great first holiday season in Lexington County and we look forward to serving our customers from both Lexington and Spartanburg Counties by the fall," saidClark.
Spartanburg County Economic Recruitment Committee chairman and Economic Futures Group Board member David Britt said Spartanburg County is pleased to welcome Amazon as it represents another investment by a global company that realises Spartanburg County is a pro-business community.
"We are especially thankful to our partners, including Duke Energy, AdvanceSC, Spartanburg County CTC Committee, Piedmont Natural Gas, our workforce professionals, Johnson Development Associates, the Economic Futures Group investors and staff, Spartanburg County staff, and the S.C. Department of Commerce. All were vital to making this project possible," said Britt.