Amazon Celebrates 10 Years in Arizona

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One of the biggest employers in the Phoenix area is growing its footprint in the market and adding more workers.


Amazon is celebrating its 10th year in the Valley of fulfilling customer orders by announcing that it’s opening up a new center and overhauling its original Valley distribution location. In addition, the retail giant will add 1,000 new jobs at both locations. Those additional jobs will bring Amazon’s total number of full-time employees to about 7,000 workers at its four AZ-based fulfillment centers.


In the past 10 years, Amazon’s investment into its AZ distribution and fulfillment centers and to its employees’ payroll has amounted to billions of dollars. Additional, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Amazon’s investing here has helped boost AZ’s economy by some $900 million.


Amazon’s Buckeye Road facility, opened in autumn 2007, was the company’s initial fulfillment center in the Phoenix area with 300 employees. It opened in autumn 2007. Now a decade later, renovations have been completed at the facility, and it is now devoted to managing apparel and shoe retail products.


In the ensuing 10 years, the company has launched three other fulfillment centers, corporate offices, a distribution hub for its Prime Now business, a sorting center, and support center for both customers and sellers on its platform.


Have a look at the amazing growth of Amazon in Arizona:

  • 4 fulfillment centers (3 in Phoenix metro), covering a combined 4.3 million sq. ft. area

  • 6,000+ full-time employees in the greater Phoenix area

  • 3 Tempe locations for its corporate office, its customer/seller service and a development center

  • One sorting center and one Prime Now warehouse

  • Nearly 9,000 visitors in the past decade have taken the Amazon facility tour to get an inside look at the operations.

  • 4,300,000 sq. ft. footprint of the four fulfillment centers

  • $900 million added into Arizona’s economy between 2011 and 2016

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