January 9, 2013—Amazon is coming to the Garden state. On Tuesday, Amazon announced it would open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Robbinville, New Jersey with occupancy expected to take place in early 2014. Amazon is partnering with KTR Capital Partners, a private equity firm, to build the project in Robbinville. The state-of-the-art fulfillment center, which will cost around $200 million, should help to spur growth and investment for the state and its local economies.
“Amazon’s multi-million dollar investment in this one facility alone is expected to result in the creation of hundreds of full-time jobs in addition to temporary, seasonal and construction jobs,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said. “Today’s announcement represents the strength of our successful partnership with Amazon and I want to express our sincere thanks for their continued commitment to investing in our state and bringing these job opportunities to our residents.”
The new Amazon fulfillment center in New Jersey should help job creation opportunities as well. Amazon employees at the new distribution center will pick, pack and ship small items to customers, including books and electronics.