Amazon’s new KCK center expected to bring more than 1,000 jobs

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Mark Holland confirmed Monday that Amazon will occupy a planned 856,000-square-foot industrial building. The center will handle packing and shipment of smaller items, including books, electronics and toys, according to a release. Brownback said the facility is expected to open in late 2017 just in time for the holiday season.

Amazon’s new site will provide more than 1,000 jobs and have classrooms on site to help employees earn their associate degrees. Holland said the company will be the fourth-largest employer in the area. Entry-level positions are also paid above minimum wage.

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., approved the 10-year, 100 percent tax abatement in June. Holland said the land was almost undevelopable due to the terrain.

Read more: Kansas City Star, Kansas City Business Journal

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