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11/02/2020

Amazon to open new North Dakota facility – you betcha

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Amazon is planning to launch its first fulfillment center in the state of North Dakota in 2021.

Located in Fargo, the one million-square-foot fulfillment center is expected to create 500 full-time jobs. Employees at the facility will pack and ship large customer purchases such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and other household goods.

“Today is an exciting day for Amazon as we announce our first fulfillment center in North Dakota, bringing 500 full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and benefits to Fargo,” said Alicia Boler Davis, VP of global customer fulfillment, Amazon. “Amazon leverages its scale for good and makes investments to support communities. We thank the local and state leaders for their support throughout the process, and we look forward to supporting the North Dakota with great delivery options.”

Between 2010-2019, Amazon says it invested more than $239 million in North Dakota, including infrastructure and compensation to employees in the state. According to the e-tailer, its investments in North Dakota contributed more than $168 million into the Peace Garden State’s GDP over that same time period.