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Amazon bringing 100 jobs to Nueces County

Amazon announced it will build a delivery station in Robstown in Nueces County by the end of 2021. The new facility will employ 100 workers. iStock photo of a similar facility in Nevada

Amazon building delivery station in Robstown by end of 2021

Amazon plans to build a delivery station in Robstown that will employ 100 people, the company and the Nueces County Development Commission jointly announced Monday, May 10. Known as a last-mile facility, it is expected to launch in late 2021.

“Amazon’s choice of location is a strong endorsement of Robstown’s status as a strategic logistics hub just at the beginning of a new phase of growth, Robstown Mayor Gilbert Gomez said. “Robstown and western Nueces County are strategically located at the transportation crossroads of South Texas and the world, offering excellent access to highway and rail corridors and a skilled work force. As a lifelong resident born and raised here, I am proud to see Amazon recognize Robstown’s strengths and am excited that they will be part of our future.”

Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 70,000 jobs in Texas and invested over $16.9 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation to its employees.

The new 140,000-square-foot facility being built in Robstown will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to increase efficiency of deliveries to customers, the company said in a news release.

“There are now over 70,000 Texans working at Amazon, and we're excited to be creating an additional 100 jobs in Nueces County,” said Jessica Breaux, manager of Economic Development at Amazon. “We're appreciative of the people of Texas for so warmly embracing Amazon into the community.”

The location puts Amazon at the crossroads of U.S. 37 and U.S. 69, an ideal spot for growing companies, said Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales.

“Amazon’s investment here reflects the diversity of investment we seek to attract and supports the Nueces County Development Commission’s ‘quality of place’ mission,” Canales said. “From our location to our natural resources to our people, our tremendous assets make us a prime location and help drive our economic development, and I am thankful to Amazon, a world-class company, for recognizing that Nueces County provides an ideal location for final transportation of their goods and provides the atmosphere for success.”

The Nueces County Development Commission, which was established in 2019, is an industrial development organization with 16 commissioners and a two-person county support staff.

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