Amazon comes to River Ridge Commerce Center

Amazon is coming to our region…again! In fact, they’re building a $150 million distribution center in Jeffersonville, IN. This will be Amazon’s fifth Indiana facility, and the second in our region. Expected to be open this fall, the new warehouse building will be 28 acres under roof, making it one of the largest such facilities in the region.

Amazon to open facility in IndianaAnd it’s no accident that companies like Amazon find our region so attractive. Our numerous transportation, location, and infrastructure advantages make it a natural for distribution operations. We’re handily located within a day’s drive of two thirds of the country’s population, personal income, and manufacturing output.

With numerous interstates, several key U.S. routes and a network of limited-access state parkways serving the region, along with other transportation systems including rail, air, and river commerce, provides efficient and cost-effective ways to move goods and receive materials. It’s no wonder that the kix region is so attractive to businesses looking to expand or relocate their distribution or manufacturing operations. In fact, the planned East End bridge will lead right to Amazon’s River Ridge facility.

Another factor influencing Amazon’s choice of location was a favorable agreement with state officials that grants Amazon two more years before it must collect sales taxes from customers. And because the agreement will eventually create new jobs for as many as 1,000, it clearly demonstrates the value of creating a business-friendly climate.

The site for the new Amazon facility is in the River Ridge Commerce Center, also known as the “Crossroads of North America” where Indiana and Kentucky come together to offer dual-state benefits and support.

Amazon’s major investment in our region is a terrific story, as is River Ridge, which will be featured in an upcoming blog.