Amazonians coming to Kannapolis

Aug. 15. Amazon will build an $85 million distribution center in Kannapolis that will employ  at least 600 full-time people. The online retailer will open its 1 million-square-foot center in 2019 on Macedonia Church Road, off N.C. 73 and Kannapolis Parkway, in 2019.

The giant online retailer said in January that it wanted to hire 100,000 full-time workers over the next 18 months. Amazon employees are known as Amazonians.

“We are excited about the opportunity to bring such a transformational company to Kannapolis. Amazon is on the cutting edge of e-commerce innovation; this mirrors the efforts of Kannapolis and Cabarrus to continue to innovate for the benefit of its citizens,” said Robert Carney, director of economic development in Cabarrus.

The Kannapolis City Council approved a $562,275 incentive grant for the center , the equivalent of 85 percent of the personal property taxes over three years. Cabarrus County commissioners will consider incentives for the company at their Aug. 21 meeting.

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Amazon already has a distribution facility in Concord.


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