Gov. Bill Haslam visits Chattanooga's Amazon facility, talks jobs

Gov. Bill Haslam visits Chattanooga's Amazon facility, talks jobs

February 2nd, 2012 by Mike Pare in News

Employees working in the intake section sort merchandise arriving from trucks while inside of the Amazon distribution center at Enterprise South in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Thursday, January 5, 2012. The neighboring Chattanooga and Cleveland based Amazon distribution centers opened in the Fall of 2011 and employ between two and four thousand workers depending on the season.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam tours the Amazon fulfillment facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. Thursday.

Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today toured the Chattanooga Amazon facility, and said he's looking forward to the company creating more jobs in the state.

And, a top Amazon official hinted that more could be on the way for Hamilton County.

Paul Misener, Amazon's director of global public policy, said company officials refer to the existing Hamilton County facility as "Chattanooga One."

"The one's suggestive. We're all counting," he said.

Haslam said he was impressed by the sheer size of the facility as well as its 1,700 jobs.

"I'm thankful for the real-world investment in Hamilton County," he said.

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