SHREVEPORT, Louisiana, October 31, 2023 (The Sun) – Shreveport is gearing up for a significant economic boost as Amazon announces plans for a second facility in the area, known as a “last-mile facility.” This new addition, with an expected construction commencement in the coming weeks, is part of Amazon’s continued investment in Shreveport’s growing economy. Here’s what you need to know:
The Location: The new Amazon “last-mile facility” will be established at the Shreve Park Industrial Campus, strategically positioned just off Highway 3132 near West 70th. This facility, spanning approximately 87,000 square feet, will play a crucial role in Amazon’s delivery network.
Jobs and Economic Impact: Amazon’s Senior Manager of Economic Development, Jessica Breaux, expressed enthusiasm, saying, “Shreveport is a great place to live and work, and we’re pleased to be setting local roots here.” With the upcoming state-of-the-art fulfillment center and this delivery station, Amazon plans to create more than 1,000 local jobs, offering wages ranging from $17 to $28 per hour.
Shreveport’s Mayor Tom Arceneaux added, “This significant milestone not only marks an exciting chapter for our community but also reinforces Shreveport’s position as a key player in the global marketplace.”
The Role of the Last-Mile Facility: The “last-mile facility” is where customer orders are prepared for delivery, ensuring faster and more efficient service to customers in and around Shreveport. This facility, coupled with the Amazon Fulfillment Center in north Shreveport, will significantly impact the local job market.
Community Support: Amazon has worked closely with local partners, including the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, the City of Shreveport, and Caddo Parish, to ensure the facility and its infrastructure align with the company’s goals.
Geographical Advantage: Shreveport’s prime location within a 500-mile radius of one in five Americans positions the city as an ideal hub for distribution and logistics companies. The city’s robust transportation and connectivity options make it an attractive choice for businesses like Amazon.
The North Louisiana Economic Partnership President & CEO, Justyn Dixon, stated, “We congratulate Amazon and thank them for their commitment to the Shreveport community. This additional investment is a testament to our excellent business climate and the advantages of our geographical location in North Louisiana.”
With the establishment of this new Amazon “last-mile facility,” Shreveport is on the path to further economic growth and a stronger presence in the global marketplace