Amazon’s desire to be closer to your doorstep is behind the company’s plans for a massive distribution center near the Spokane International Airport.
Online retail giant Amazon is now officially putting down roots in Eastern Washington.
Beyond the Amazon fulfillment center’s 1,500-plus jobs, local officials see the company’s presence here as an opportunity to raise Spokane’s profile as a place to do business.
After months of speculation, Amazon confirmed it’s the entity behind a huge warehouse planned near Spokane International Airport.
An army of machines is moving large quantities of dirt at the site of what’s called the Project Rose Fulfillment Center.
The primary structure would have a footprint of 639,000 square feet, but the four-story building would encompass more than 2.5 million square feet, According to information filed with the state.
An unnamed company has submitted conceptual plans for a huge warehouse near the Spokane International Airport. An Amazon spokeswoman declined to comment Thursday on whether the e-commerce giant was checking out the area for a fulfillment center.