Economic Development News
Monday, August 13 2018
2.6-Million-Square-Foot Distribution Center to be Located at Former ConAgra Site
Garner, NC — Town of Garner officials are hailing Amazon’s selection of the Garner Technology Center as the location for a new 2.6-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution center.
The Seattle-based e-commerce company will invest approximately $200 million in the site on Jones Sausage Road, formerly the location of the ConAgra plant where a deadly explosion occurred in June 2009. The investment will create an estimated 1,500 jobs, making the distribution center Garner’s largest employer. Amazon hopes to open the center by fall 2019.
The e-retailer’s investment in Garner will be approximately four times the amount of peak investment by ConAgra at the site, while the number of employees at the facility will be several hundred more than peak employment at the ConAgra plant.
Tuesday, February 07 2017
Photo Caption: Developers have purchased five parcels, totaling 500 acres, within the Savannah River International Trade Park for warehousing and distribution operations. Find print quality images here.
Announcement comes on the heels of three consecutive months of record growth
Savannah, GA -- The Georgia Ports Authority announced the sale of 500 acres of property for commercial development to accommodate growing customer demand for warehousing, distribution and transload facilities near the Port of Savannah.
Tuesday, December 06 2016
Mesa, AZ -- Infineon, a Germany-based world leader in semiconductor solutions, celebrated the Grand Opening of its new warehouse and Gallium Nitride (GaN) cleanroom at its Mesa facility located at 550 W. Juanita Ave. The multi-million-dollar expansion project added approximately 11,500 square feet and will create more than 20 new high-quality jobs.
“Infineon has been an important part of Mesa’s technology community for years and it is great to see them expand their facility,” Mesa Mayor John Giles said. “It’s exciting when a business in Mesa is on the cutting edge of new semiconductor technology.”
GaN is a new semiconductor material that will help increase the efficiency and performance of power electronics used in everyday life such as power adapters for laptops.