Amazon building two more Tennessee centers

Amazon building two more Tennessee centers

December 22nd, 2011 by Mike Pare in Business Around the Region warehouse in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) warehouse in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D....

Amazon plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Tennessee, creating over 1,300 new jobs and $135 million in investment in the state, officials said today.

The new distribution centers to be located in Wilson and Rutherford counties, according to Gov. Bill Haslam and Amazon.

Together with existing facilities in Wilson, Hamilton and Bradley counties, Amazon will now be creating more than 3,300 jobs and more than $270 million in investment in Tennessee, they said.

"This is exciting news for Middle Tennessee and the entire state as Amazon continues to grow and expand its presence here," Haslam said. "We appreciate the company's significant investment and ongoing partnership to create and grow Tennessee jobs."

Dave Clark, vice president of Amazon's North American operations, said the company is "thrilled to create more than 1,300 additional jobs in Tennessee and are thankful to Governor Haslam and state, county and local leaders for their continued commitment to Amazon jobs and investment. We're proud to call Tennessee home and look forward to serving our customers from these new facilities in Murfreesboro and Lebanon."

Amazon's new facilities are expected to be completed next fall.

Amazon also announced two new centers in Virginia, in Chesterfield and Dinwiddie counties.

See Friday's Times Free Press for the full story.