The Missouri Department of Economic Development joined the City of St. Peters and the St. Louis Regional Chamber to celebrate news that America’s largest online retailer, Amazon, plans to create more than 1,500 full-time jobs at a new fulfillment center. The fulfillment center will be more than 800,000 square feet and will hold tens of millions of products. Currently, there are more than 35,000 authors, sellers, and developers in Missouri growing their businesses and reaching new customers on Amazon products and services.
Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon released this statement:
“When I look at Missouri, I see innovation. I see thriving entrepreneurs. I see a central location, and a logistics network that connects the entire globe. I see vibrant communities and a natural beauty that makes for an unparalleled quality of life.
I see a state where you can earn a decent paycheck, afford to live the life you want and build a future for your children.
I also see hardworking people who are ready to take on the challenges that new technology and an evolving workplace create.
I see the heartland of America.
Amazon saw all of those things too. We’ve built on relationships with Amazon, and they were impressed with Missouri’s story. They’re telling us that now by locating this facility here.
So here, in the heartland of America, we have a lot to be proud of.
It’s an amazing feeling when an innovation giant like Amazon recognizes the assets that we have here, and I am so glad to be here today with all of you and with our partners at Ameren, the City of St. Peters, the Missouri Partnership and the St. Louis Regional Chamber.”