CityScape SEPTEMBER 2018 | ISSUE 10 | AN UPDATE ON THE PROGRESS MOVING OKC FORWARD Oklahoma City sees economic and retail growth in first half of 2018
Oklahoma City continues to draw investment from major companies thanks to its strong business climate, low cost of doing business and continued investment in quality-of-life projects. In May, Amazon announced its first Oklahoma fulfillment center would be located in Oklahoma City. The company plans to build a 600,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will employ more than 1,500 people. The facility will be located near Will Rogers World Airport in the Lariat Landing development on S Portland Avenue. “A facility bringing more than 1,500 new jobs is a monumental announcement,” said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt. “This is a great day for Oklahoma City, and we’re thrilled to welcome Amazon’s investment in our community. “I’m also thrilled to see this facility plant its flag in south OKC,” Holt continued. “It’s good for the whole city and we look forward to the catalyst we know this project will be for its immediate surroundings in south OKC.” The center will receive and fulfill customer orders. Employees at the fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, household items and toys. Oklahoma City is also home to an Amazon sorting center, which sorts packaged customer orders by ZIP code to allow for faster delivery.
A facility bringing more than 1,500 new jobs is a monumental announcement. This is a great day for Oklahoma City, and we’re thrilled to welcome Amazon’s investment in our community. Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt
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