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Amazon Bringing 1,500 Jobs to Former Rolling Acres Mall Site in Akron

7/22/2019
Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com

The worst-kept secret in economic development is out: Amazon is building in Akron.  In a statement issued Monday morning, the e-commerce giant finally laid claim to the fulfillment center planned at the former Rolling Acres Mall site on the southwestern edge of town. This and a second distribution warehouse in Rossford, near Toledo, which also was announced Monday, will be the seventh and eighth shipping hubs Amazon will operate in Ohio as the trendsetter in convenience shopping continues to dominate online retail sales in America.

“One of our primary factors that go into our thought process on where to place a new fulfillment center is location,” an Amazon spokesperson said. “We’re responding to customer demand and want to make sure our fulfillment centers are close to customers so we can offer great Prime service and fast shipping speeds. We also strategically look for locations that provide robust public infrastructure, a strong, dedicated workforce and great local support — and we’ve found all those factors in Akron, Ohio.”

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