E-commerce giant Amazon is opening its newest distribution and fulfillment center in Republic, Missouri. The 1.3 million sq. ft. facility is slated to create more than 500 new full-time jobs in the region.
“Amazon’s expansion in Republic and the 500 new jobs it will create will greatly impact the local community and Missouri as a whole,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “We are proud to see companies like Amazon growing in our state and creating more opportunities for our citizens.”
Amazon will become the largest employer in Republic and is expected to have a massive economic impact.
“We are excited for our future in Missouri and for what this means for our customers across the state as we continue to grow,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “We’d like to thank the community of Republic and local and state leaders for their strong support in making this project possible.”
Employees at the fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. The facility will feature innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.
This is not Amazon’s first investment in Missouri in recent years. In 2018, Amazon opened its first fulfillment center in the state in St. Peters, bringing more than 1,500 jobs to the region. The company also put more than 1,000 Missourians back to work following the COVID-19 pandemic.