Online retailer giant Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in Iowa with a 645,000ft2 (60,000m2 ) facility in Bondurant.
The site is expected to open in late 2020 and will create 1,000 new full-time jobs.
Employees will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items such as books, electronics and toys.
Alicia Boler Davis, vice president of global customer fulfillment at Amazon, said, “The site will help us continue to serve customers with great delivery options and we appreciate the strong support from local and state leaders.”
State representative Brian Lohse said, “The city of Bondurant has seen tremendous growth and success over the last decade. Today’s announcement by Amazon will add another chapter to our city’s story. This is great news for the hundreds of Iowans who will be employed at the fulfillment center as well as the people of Bondurant.”
Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines partnership, added, “We are excited that Amazon is establishing a highly advanced robotic sortation center in Bondurant. Amazon’s project in Iowa further demonstrates the region is a logistics and technology hub and adds to the presence of other major tech companies with operations here.”