Amazon is negotiating with state and local governments in Massachusetts for tax breaks for a proposed Fulfillment Center in the state, according to the Boston Globe. The company recently opened a small version of its FCs in Stoughton called a Sortation Center that helps it get packages into the USPS mail stream for delivery the same day.
SouthCoast Today said Amazon sent a letter of intent to the mayor of Fall River pegging the proposed fulfillment center at 1-million square feet that would create 1,000 permanent jobs as well as temporary positions.
The location is purportedly in a “Life Sciences and Technology” park that straddles the towns of Fall River and Freetown. Construction could begin in the first quarter of 2015 and be operational by the second half of 2016.
Amazon was recently criticized by Wall Street analysts for its enormous loss in the third quarter of this year despite healthy sales growth, but it doesn’t appear the criticism is slowing its plans to continue to build out its logistics network.