FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — Construction is getting underway on a new Amazon facility that will bring hundreds of jobs to Fort Bend County, officials announced Thursday. County Judge KP George announced the development of a “state-of-the-art Amazon e-commerce center” being built in Richmond. “Last year, I penned a letter to Amazon to put Fort Bend County on the map as an ideal location for industries of the 21st century. Today, I am proud to announce that construction is underway on a state-of-the-art Amazon e-commerce center in Richmond, Texas,” stated the judge. The announcement comes just one day after news that Google is opening an office in Houston, although it won’t be anywhere near the size of Amazon’s facility. County officials said Amazon’s Fort Bend fulfillment center will “generate 1,000 high-quality jobs for our community, adding tremendous value to our commercial sector.”
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