Project Mastodon has been revealed as an Amazon Fulfillment Center.
Fort Wayne, Indiana (April 19, 2021) – Amazon today announced plans to expand its investment in Indiana by opening a new fulfillment center in Fort Wayne. The site, anticipated to open in 2022, will create nearly 1,000 new, full-time jobs that pay at least $15 per hour and provide comprehensive benefits to Amazon employees from their first day on the job. Amazon currently has fulfillment and sortation centers in Greenfield, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, Plainfield, and Whitestown.
“Amazon choosing Fort Wayne for the location of their new fulfillment center is a sign of continued progress and momentum in our City. We wouldn’t be where we are today with this significant investment without a strong partnership with Amazon and leadership from the City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division and the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission. I also appreciate and value the approvals the project received from the Fort Wayne Plan Commission and Fort Wayne City Council,” said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. “Offering livable wages through employment opportunities such as this one will position individuals and families in Fort Wayne to be successful.”
“We are proud to be bringing our newest Amazon Robotics facility to the city of Fort Wayne along with over 1,000 new, full-time jobs that provide great pay, benefits, and a safe work environment for our employees,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “Since 2010, Amazon has invested over $11.9 billion in the state through its local fulfillment center and cloud infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation to thousands of employees in the state. Indiana has been a source of exceptional talent for Amazon and we’re excited to continue our growth by adding additional job opportunities on top of the 20,000 current Amazon employees working across the Hoosier state.”
“Amazon is employing thousands of Hoosiers and expanding growth opportunities for the city of Fort Wayne,” said Interim Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Staton. “This is great news from a global company that continues to recognize Indiana as a top destination for job creation and investment. This facility will serve countless customers across the country, further cementing Indiana’s position as one of top states for doing business.”
Amazon in Indiana:
- Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 20,000 jobs in Indiana and invested more than $11.9 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation to its employees.
- Amazon’s investments have contributed more than $10.6 billion in GDP to the Indiana economy and have helped create over 16,000 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires–from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services.
- Amazon’s fulfillment network supports millions of businesses of all sizes worldwide through its Fulfillment by Amazon offering, and many of those local organizations are based in Indiana. There are more than 25,000 authors, small and medium-sized businesses, and developers in Indiana growing their companies and reaching new customers on Amazon products and services.