Governor Abbott Attends Grand Opening Of New Amazon Fulfillment Center

September 7, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today attended the grand opening of Amazon's new Fulfillment Center in Houston, Texas. This new 855,000-square-foot facility currently employs more than 2,000 workers and is expected to hire up to 2,500. This is the second Amazon facility located in the Houston area.

“By embracing a pioneering spirit and advancing policies that allow companies to succeed, Texas offers the kind of business climate that innovative and growing companies like Amazon are looking for,” said Governor Abbott. “Amazon’s investment in Texas not only helps create jobs, but it also helps boost small businesses throughout the state that utilize their services and technology. I thank Amazon for continuing to bring more jobs and economic growth to our state, and I look forward to continuing this important partnership.”

In addition to the grand opening, Governor Abbott also toured the center, which is designed to pack and ship items to customers as quickly as possible. Amazon currently operates more than 20 facilities in the state and employs more than 20,000 Texans.