Amazon opens $80M fulfillment center in Greenwood

Online retail giant Amazon has opened its new $80 million packaging center in suburban Indianapolis.

Seattle-based Amazon this week officially opened the fulfillment center after last year signing a lease in Greenwood, where a FedEx distribution center was planned before that company backed out. Amazon earlier said it was hiring more than 1,000 full-time workers for the facility.

Greenwood’s council approved tax breaks on property taxes for the building and equipment.

The company has said it planned to invest $45 million in property improvements and $35 million in equipment, and could bring about 1,250 jobs to the area in the coming years.

The facility is located along Allen Road, between Graham and Collins roads, near Interstate 65.

The site is the same one FedEx Corp. had designated for a $259 million distribution center that would have employed 450 workers, but those plans were called off in March 2018 after FedEx said capacity increases elsewhere in its network made the new facility unnecessary.

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