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Amazon Plans First Fulfillment Center in Iowa

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Amazon announced plans to open its first Iowa fulfillment center in the city of Bondurant, within the Des Moines metro area. The site, which is anticipated to launch in late 2020, will span 645,000 square feet and employ 1,000.

“Amazon’s announcement is jet-fuel for Iowa’s future,” said state Sen. Zach Nunn. “Amazon’s investment in East Polk County and the Bondurant community ushers in a new era of innovation, with lasting benefits for employees, our citizens, our local businesses, and our state.”

Bondurant’s city council approved plans for the $295-million fulfillment center last September and approved six years of tax incentives for the site in November, the Des Moines Register reported. It will be about 20% smaller than originally projected, according to the Register.

It’s not yet clear who will develop the project. Ryan Companies sold the land last month to Grant Street Project LLC for $60.9 million, the Register reported.

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