Amazon, the popular online retailer, has confirmed it is opening two fulfillment centers in Edwardsville. The Madison County Board Chairman says the company will locate the facilities in the Lakeview and Gateway Commerce Centers and bring with it around 1-thousand jobs.
The company had been rumored to be looking at property in Madison County earlier this year, but officials had remained tight lipped until this week. County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan tells The Big Z this may be the worst-kept secret in Madison County in recent memory.
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Each center will be around 700-thousand square feet in size and house both small and large items like electronics, toys, and televisions. Amazon has also announced plans to expand its operation in Joliet where it already employs 15-hundred people, and add 2-thousand more employees. The company is already seeking applications for management positions on its website.