GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — It's not HQ2, but Amazon is coming to metro Atlanta.
Governor Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that Amazon will open a new fulfillment center in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties, creating 1,000 new jobs.
“This announcement demonstrates that the Peach State has proven itself as a leading competitor for investment from the world’s most revered companies, and I am excited for the opportunities that this new facility will create for hardworking Georgians in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties,” Kemp said.
Amazon will lease a built-to-suit building and cover acreage in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties. Employees at the approximately 700,000 square foot facility will pick, pack and ship customer orders, according to a news release.
In addition, Amazon will hire for roles in human resources, operations management, safety, security, finance, and information technology.
“Amazon is proud to serve customers across Georgia and throughout the southeast region of the United States,” said Roy Perticucci, Vice President of Customer Fulfillment at Amazon.
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chair Charlotte Nash said the county is proud to have Amazon in Gwinnett.
“The distribution center brings a tremendous financial investment, representing 1,000 new jobs and numerous business opportunities for the local economy," Nash said.
“We are thrilled that Amazon is continuing to invest in Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Our state’s pro-business environment makes us a competitive choice for major companies looking to expand their already robust operations. Amazon already employs more than 3,500 Georgians, and we are grateful that they will be expanding their footprint in our state. Congratulations to our economic development partners for being part of this exciting announcement."