Today, Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Waco, Texas, which is anticipated to launch in 2021 and will create over 1,000 new full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. “We are proud to be bringing our newest Amazon facility to the city of Waco and we look forward to bringing in new jobs and supporting this great community,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “We are excited for our future in Central Texas, and for what this means for our customers as we continue to grow. We’d also like to thank local and state leaders for their strong support in making this project possible.” Every day at Amazon, incredible employees come together to deliver magical experiences for customers. In the 700,000 square-foot robotics fulfillment center, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. “The Lone Star State is proud to celebrate another economic achievement for Central Texas with Amazon’s new investment in Waco,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “Texas continues to thrive as the nation’s premier destination for companies like Amazon thanks to our skilled workforce, diverse economy, and business-friendly model that promotes economic growth. This facility is the latest milestone in the strong partnership between Amazon and Texas, and I look forward to seeing the prosperity this facility will bring to the Waco community.” Click to read more at www.wacochamber.com.