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Amazon to Open Last-Mile Facility in Paris, Texas

Amazon is set to establish a new last-mile facility in Paris, Texas, with plans to repurpose an existing 48,000 square foot warehouse located in the southwestern part of the city. Construction for the facility is slated to commence in the near future, marking the initial stages of the project.

Jessica Breaux, senior manager of economic development for Amazon, expressed enthusiasm about the venture, stating, “This last mile facility will allow us to better serve customers in Paris and across northeast Texas.” She also highlighted the collaborative efforts with the City of Paris and the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC), adding, “We’re grateful for our partnership...and look forward to sharing more details about this facility and the good jobs we’ll offer in the future.”

Maureen Hammond, Executive Director of PEDC, emphasized the significance of the collaboration, noting, “The availability of an existing building was crucial in securing this project.” She further praised the local partners involved in facilitating the development and expressed eagerness to establish a robust partnership with Amazon.

Josh Bray, Chairman of PEDC, underscored the positive impact of Amazon's decision on the region, stating, “Amazon’s selection of our community sends a strong message about the positive economic climate of Paris, Texas.” He highlighted the growth opportunities and strategic advantages of the region's location in North Texas, expressing pride in welcoming Amazon to the community.

Amazon's investment in Texas has been substantial, amounting to $54 billion since 2010, including infrastructure and employee wages. The company currently employs 89,000 individuals in Texas and operates over 80 facilities across the state, underscoring its significant presence and contribution to the local economy.

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