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Amazon to open distribution facility in Marana

Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 12:34 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Sun Corridor Inc. announced on Wednesday, Sept. 22, that Amazon plans to open a distribution facility in Marana.

The Silverbell Gateway Distribution Center is expected to create hundreds of jobs with an economic impact of $4.3 million over the next five years, according to the announcement.

Amazon will build the 220,000-square-foot facility on a 65-acre site at the northeast corner of Ina and Silverbell roads. Residents in the area were caught off guard when construction equipment began clearing the desert land in May.

This will be the fifth facility in the Tucson area for the online retail giant. Amazon first opened in Tucson with an 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in 2019.

A spokesperson for the Town of Marana released the following statement:

“We are excited about Amazon’s investment in our community at the Silverbell Gateway Distribution Center. The center will have an important economic impact to the region and will bring jobs to Marana. Our economic development team lead by Curt Woody, Economic Development Director, was instrumental in facilitating this project. Marana remains an attractive location for new commercial development.”

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