Richmond -- Governor Bob McDonnell and Amazon.com Inc. today (Thursday, Dec. 22) announced the company's plans to open two fulfillment centers in Virginia, investing a total of $135 million.
"Amazon is known all over the world, and the new centers in Chesterfield and Dinwiddie counties will fulfill orders across the United States," McDonnell said. "The establishment of these new operations is testament to the positive business climate and success the company has experienced in the Commonwealth."
The company will invest $85 million and create more than 1,000 jobs in Chesterfield County, and invest $50 million in Dinwiddie County, creating more than 350 jobs.
The skill and availability of the region's workforce were key factors in Amazon's decision, said Jim Cheng, Virginia secretary of Commerce and Trade. The new facilities are expected to be complete next fall.
"Chesterfield and Dinwiddie counties were chosen for this significant project due to the ease and speed with which the facilities can be built and become operational," Cheng said.
Amazon's fulfillment centers in Virginia will be operated by Amazon.com.kydc LLC.