Amazon Fulfillment Center Coming to Canton

CANTON, Ohio — In 2022, Amazon will open a one-million-square-foot fulfillment center at 3550 Columbus Road NE, creating 1,000 jobs.

Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced the plan Tuesday morning. Hourly wages start at $18 and include comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, up to 20 weeks of fully paid parental leave, among other benefits, according to the release.

“Amazon has been a strong partner in Ohio, investing billions in cloud data centers, advanced distribution facilities, air service infrastructure, and more while creating over 41,000 jobs that provide healthcare and tuition assistance,” DeWine said. “We look forward to working with Amazon as it continues to demonstrate its confidence in Ohio’s value proposition, premier location, and outstanding talent.”

“Ohio has proven once again that we can compete and win when it comes to attracting major new projects,” Husted added. “Amazon will see that the people of the Canton area are hard-working, and when you give them an opportunity, they will do a great job.”

Local, regional, and state economic development partners – including the City of Canton, Stark Economic Development Board, Stark County Commissioners, Team NEO and JobsOhio – worked collaboratively with Amazon to secure the highly competitive project. Amazon chose to invest in Canton without taking incentives from the organizations.

“We’re excited to be expanding our network to better serve our customers in Northeast Ohio,” said Travis Dorion, regional director of operations at Amazon. “We’re grateful for the continued support we’ve received from state and local leaders as we bring 1,000 good jobs to Canton and contribute to the community through sustainability initiatives and philanthropic partnerships.”

From 2010 to 2020, Amazon has invested more than $12 billion in Ohio, creating more than 41,000 jobs. In northeastern Ohio, the online retailer has created more than 5,000 new jobs and invested more than $3 billion since 2010, establishing multi-state fulfillment centers in North Randall, Euclid and Akron.

“Amazon understands the ‘Ohio Advantage’ and consistently invests in its fulfilment operations here because our unique combination of infrastructure, talent and strategic location, and that means more jobs here in our state,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “This new advanced facility is more evidence of Ohio’s ongoing momentum! Stark County is getting 1,000 new jobs and a company that has consistently invested in education and charitable causes where they have established distribution operations.”

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.