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Posted August 23 , 2021


CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – It’s official: Amazon will build a state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Clarksville.

Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Amazon officials made the announcement today in a news release.

Amazon’s new facility, previously referred to as Project Alice/William by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council, will be located in Corporate Business Park along Guthrie Highway.

Amazon’s interest in Clarksville was initially reported in March, 2021 in The Nashville Business Journal, which reported that Amazon intended to build a 1,000 job distribution center.

{mprestriction ids="1,4,9"}Amazon will create 500 full-time jobs with comprehensive benefits at the new 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center, where employees will pick, pack and ship larger customer items, such as bulk paper goods, sports equipment, patio furniture and larger home goods and electronics.

“It is a privilege to welcome another world-renowned company to our community,” said Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett. “The process to bring the Amazon Distribution Center here involved a lot of collaboration with our government partners, existing local industries and the County Commission. Once again Montgomery County stood out because of the amazing people of this community.”

Starting pay at the facility will be more than $15 an hour, plus comprehensive benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance; 401k; and paid parental leave, the release said.

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