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Amazon to launch new fulfillment center, creating 500 jobs in Coweta


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Jan. 21, 2020 - 2:06 PM

Amazon to launch new fulfillment center, creating 500 jobs in Coweta

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“We are excited that Amazon, one of the world’s largest e-commerce companies, has chosen to locate in Coweta County,” said Trae Westmoreland, president of the Coweta County Development Authority. “

Amazon.com will open a new distribution center in Newnan and is expected to create 500 jobs, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Saturday.

Starting on day one, the e-commerce retail company will create 500 new, full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits at the new facility, according to a press release sent by the governor's office.

Amazon will lease a more than 1-million-square-foot facility at The Cubes at Bridgeport, located behind the Pilot Gas Station near exit 41.

The company considered multiple locations before settling on the site in Newnan, according to, Trae Westmoreland, president of the Coweta County Development Authority.

“We are excited that Amazon, one of the world’s largest e-commerce companies, has chosen to locate in Coweta County,” Westmoreland said. “Their significant capital investment will strengthen our local economy, and the addition of good jobs will create economic opportunity for our residents and neighboring communities. We look forward to having Amazon as a valued corporate citizen as Coweta continues to thrive.”

Amazon employees at the new facility will pick, pack, and ship customer orders. The announcement did not give a timetable for the opening of the center.

Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Assistant Director Hank Evans represented the Global Commerce Division in partnership with Georgia EMC and the Coweta County Development Authority.

“Georgia has become a magnet for investment from top brands like Amazon, and we are thrilled they continue to grow and create jobs in our state,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “We are proud to work with our incredible economic development partners in Coweta County and throughout the state to continue churning out exciting announcements like this one as we begin the new year.”

Governor Kemp said he’s excited to welcome yet another expansion of Amazon’s operations here in Georgia. Amazon is currently building another new fulfillment center on Atlanta's east side near Stone Mountain which will employ about 1,000.

“Our logistics infrastructure, top-ranked workforce, and nationally recognized business climate have earned us the distinction of No. 1 State for Business seven years in a row, and Amazon's investments in the Peach State are a testament to that record of success,” he said.

“I am grateful for their continued partnership and looking forward to the opportunities this facility will create for hardworking Georgians and their families in Coweta County.”