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Amazon to open fulfillment center in Lakeville

It is expected to launch in 2021, and will create hundreds of jobs.
Credit: AP
Amazon Fulfillment warehouse in Shakopee, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

LAKEVILLE, Minn. — Amazon has announced it will open a new fulfillment center in Lakeville next year. According to a statement from Amazon Spokesperson Kirsten Wenker, it will be 750,000 square feet and create hundreds of full-time jobs.

The operation will be located at the Interstate South Logistics Park Third Addition, near Dodd Boulevard and 217th Street West. Employees at the site will pick, pack and ship larger customer items such as mattresses, grills and exercise equipment.

“Amazon leverages its scale for good and makes investments to support communities," Wenker said. "We are excited to join the Lakeville community and bring hundreds of full-time jobs. We provide a great place to work with highly competitive pay, benefits from day-one, and training programs for in-demand jobs.”

This will be the second Amazon fulfillment center in Minnesota. The first is located in Shakopee. 

The Lakeville City Council unanimously approved the site on Oct. 19.

According to the city, the facility will be completed in August 2021.

“On behalf of the City of Lakeville, we are pleased Amazon has decided to open a distribution location in our community,” Lakeville Mayor Doug Anderson said in a statement. “This facility means new opportunities for jobs for our citizens, increased tax base for our community and the addition of a great corporate partner.”