Our news partner, WZZM 13, is reporting that after months of speculation, a development project in Gaines Township has been confirmed as an Amazon sortation and fulfillment center.

Amazon is investing $150-million in the project which is expected to bring 1,000 full-time jobs with denefits to kent County. The company also said they will offer employees 95 percent college tuition reimbursement.

The fulfillment center will be built on a 100-acre site owned by Steelcase, and is the first to be built in West Michigan. Amazon has built 3 centers in Detroit.

Amazon has invested $420-million dollars in Michigan and has created 4,000 jobs in the state.


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