||United States : Amazon announces plans to build new Prime Air cargo hub
||After moving forward aggressively in the last years to take control of its retail distribution chain, Amazon, has now unveiled for a US$1.5 billion Prime Air cargo hub in Kentucky.
The e-commerce giant already staffs over 10,000 people at 11 fulfillment centers in the state.
Amazon secured about $40 million in state incentives to base its new air cargo hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) in Hebron, which will add a further 2,000 jobs to the local economy.
Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president for global operations, said, "As we considered places for the long-term home of our air hub operations, Hebron quickly rose to the top of the list."
He said it has "a large, skilled workforce," along with a "centralized location with great connectivity to our nearby fulfillment locations, and excellent quality of living for employees."
The deal will see Amazon having a 50-year lease with access to 900 acres of land, which will be available if the facility needs to expand.
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