Garner picked for Amazon distribution center; more than 1,000 jobs expected

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Associated Press

GARNER — A Wake County town will be the site of a new Amazon distribution center that officials say will lead to hundreds of millions in investment and the creation of more than a thousand jobs.

State and local officials announced Friday that Garner, a Raleigh suburb, will be home to a new distribution center for the Seattle-based web retailer. They say it will create 1,500 jobs and $45 million annually in payroll for the workers.

The four-story, 2.6-million-square foot distribution center will be built on the site of a former ConAgra Foods plant.

The site was donated to local economic development authorities in 2012.

Garner officials say the move is the result of seven years of searching for a suitable company to develop the site.