Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Amazon.com, 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.
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