Amazon Announces Plans to Expand in Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Amazon will expand its presence in Pennsylvania and create more than 800 jobs in Allegheny County.
“It’s a great win any time a business comes in and pledges to create 800 new jobs,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This is a significant investment for Pennsylvania and I applaud Amazon for selecting our commonwealth as the location for this facility.”
Amazon will open a non-sortable fulfillment center in Findlay Township. The company will move into a new 1,000,000-square-foot distribution facility which will be constructed by the Hillwood Group and Chapman Properties. Amazon has committed to investing more than $30 million into the project, which is expected to create 800 new, full-time jobs offering a starting wage of $15 per hour.
“Pennsylvania is a great state for business and Amazon is excited to continue its growth and investment with our newest fulfillment center in Allegheny County,” said Alicia Boler Davis, vice president of global customer fulfillment, Amazon. “For nearly a decade, the Keystone state has been key to Amazon’s ability to serve our incredible customers and provide great selection and super-fast shipping speeds across the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S.”
Amazon received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for $1.6 million in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed after the creation of new jobs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, with additional coordination through the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and Allegheny County.
For more than 10 years Patrizia Marani has been the Italian director for the Department of Community and Economic Development for the State of Pennsylvania. Bees Communication provides free information and assistance in coordination with the central offices at the state capital in Harrisburg, on benefits and opportunities reserved for Italian businesses interested in expanding into the most dynamic and equipped regional and industrial system in the United States in the interest of the internationalization process for the company.
Amazon currently employs nearly 10,000 full-time employees across Pennsylvania. Its main investments in the state include 14 fulfillment and sortation centers, and one tech hub. Since 2010, Amazon has invested more than $8.5 billion in the state, including customer fulfillment and cloud infrastructure, research facilities and compensation to its employees.