Amazon Is Opening Distribution Centers in Michigan and Illinois


About 1,000 jobs will be created. plans to open distribution centers in Livonia, Mich. and Aurora, Ill. the e-commerce giant said Tuesday.

In Livonia, the Michigan Strategic Fund Board approved a grant Tuesday that will fund the previously unannounced project. The new facility is expected to create at least 1,000 jobs through 2020, the Detroit News reports. Amazon already operates a sort center in the state, and employs about 277 people there.

According to the Detroit News, the company is slated to invest nearly $90 million on construction, machinery, equipment, and other improvements on the facility’s property.

“We’re very excited. We can’t wait to get going,” Mayor Dennis Wright told the Detroit News.