Amazon announces Tulsa fulfillment center
28 Jun 2018
Tulsa's Future and Regional Partners, Business Attraction
Amazon recently announced plans to build a more than 600,000-square-foot fulfillment center near Tulsa International Airport. The company will invest an estimated $130 million for this state-of-the-art facility, which will employ around 1,500 people with an annual payroll of roughly $50 million.
“We at the Tulsa Regional Chamber are absolutely thrilled that this Amazon order fulfillment center brings with it 1,500 quality, full-time jobs with benefits and professional development, not to mention the significant capital investment in our region,” said Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal. “The fact that this fulfillment center will feature the latest in automation aligns perfectly with the goal of attracting more new economy, technology-based jobs to our region. This is another great success story made possible by the Chamber-led Tulsa’s Future regional economic development program.”
Members of the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s economic development team coordinated the project’s incentive package, which includes commitments from several local partners.
“The Tulsa Regional Chamber has forged strong partnerships with the City of Tulsa, the Cherokee Nation, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Tulsa Tech, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation,” Neal said. “Those relationships make projects like this possible, which greatly benefits all of us in the region and the state.”
Support from Oklahoma’s Department of Commerce was instrumental to bringing this project and the recently announced Oklahoma City fulfillment center to Oklahoma. The Tulsa project is being developed by Seefried Industrial Properties.
“We are excited to bring a second fulfillment center to Oklahoma and work alongside the state’s incredible workforce,” said Mark Stewart, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment. “Support from local leaders has been instrumental in our ability to come to Oklahoma, and we are grateful for their collaboration to bring thousands of new jobs with benefits starting on day one.”
Amazon employees at the state-of-the-art Tulsa fulfillment center will work alongside innovative technology created by Amazon Robotics. Employees at the fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, household items and toys.
“I am incredibly thankful for Amazon’s decision to build a world-class facility in our city and to employ so many Tulsans. Amazon is changing the world and in Tulsa we look forward to being part of their team,” said Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum. “This is the largest new employer announcement in Tulsa history. Our team at the City worked tirelessly with Amazon to ensure Tulsa was selected for this opportunity. We know Amazon could have selected any number of other cities and appreciate Amazon’s recognition of Tulsa as a city where they want to grow.”