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Amazon Bringing Jobs to Macon-Bibb

Nov 12, 2018 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.

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Officials from the MWA, MBCIA, and other local dignitaries complete a recent tour of the 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center Amazon is building in south Bibb County.

Almost a year to the day after Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Amazon would be locating a fulfillment center in Macon-Bibb County, MWA officials were able to see this new facility first hand.

On Friday Nov 9, the MWA joined the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority (MBCIA) and its additional partners from the Macon-Bibb County Board of Commissioners, Bibb County Board of Education, Central Georgia Technical College, Georgia Power and Navicent Health, to tour the new 1 million-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center.

This project represents a significant investment in Macon-Bibb County by Amazon, creating more than 500 new full-time jobs, which are expected to come to fruition in 2019. Amazon officials anticipate the facility will open for operations sometime this spring. The MBCIA anticipates the economic impact for the region could eclipse $90 million.

The new fulfillment center is located on a 96-acre site on Sardis Church Road and Skipper Road in south Bibb County. The MWA, in partnership with the MBCIA, purchased this site with funds from its investment of $704,000 annually for the development of industrial sites to attract businesses such as Amazon to Macon-Bibb County.

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
P: 770-757-1681
E: chris@jwapr.com

Tagged: mwa, macon water authority, mbcia, macon bibb county industrial authority, amazon

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