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Middle Georgians respond to news of Amazon coming to Macon

Take a sneak peek inside an Amazon fulfillment center

The Amazon U.S. fulfillment network consists of more than 50 fulfillment centers, over 20 sortation centers and more than 90,000 full-time employees. Have a look around.
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The Amazon U.S. fulfillment network consists of more than 50 fulfillment centers, over 20 sortation centers and more than 90,000 full-time employees. Have a look around.

The announcement that Amazon is bringing a fulfillment center to Macon sent the internet abuzz Tuesday.

Many expressed their excitement for the new 1-million-square-foot facility, which will bring 500 full-time jobs to Bibb County and up to 1,000 during peak season, according to a news release.

With the Macon facility set to be located on Sardis Church and Skipper roads off Interstate 75, some also jokingly asked if the new center could speed up Amazon.com’s delivery to their homes.

The fulfillment center is expected to open in late 2018.

Wow! Nice to see this kind of investment in the region!

Posted by Cindy McClanahan on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Great job, Macon, GA on acquiring Amazon and the creation of 500 new jobs in Georgia.

Posted by Jeffrey L. Mills on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I could just cry happy tears! I ❤️❤️❤️Amazon Prime!

Posted by Krista Hamrick McKinney on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

So there's this news today. #maconproud Thank you to all of those in our great city who make these opportunities happen. We are grateful.

Posted by Robert Fisher on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Amazon.com warehouse opening in Macon/Bibb County ... Does this mean I get my stuff quicker?

Posted by Shelby G. Spires on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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