Amazon finalizes fulfillment centers in Rutherford, Wilson counties

Openings to yield 1,300 jobs, $135M in investment

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and, Inc., officials announced Thursday Amazon’s plans to open two fulfillment centers in Wilson and Rutherford counties, creating more than 1,300 jobs and $135 million in investment in the state.

Combined with existing facilities in Bradley, Hamilton and Wilson counties, Amazon will generate approximately 3,300 jobs and $270 million in investment in Tennessee.

“This is exciting news for Middle Tennessee and the entire state as Amazon continues to grow and expand its presence here,” Haslam said in a release. “We appreciate the company’s significant investment and ongoing partnership to create and grow Tennessee jobs.”

Amazon made headlines in 2011 regarding the collecting of state sales taxes.