Amazon opening date finally revealed; target is mid-2020
West Plains fulfillment center will initially employ about 1,500 workers, with more added during holiday season
Last updated 9/12/2019 at 8:42am
The specter of Amazon’s massive fulfillment center has loomed above the West Plains for months, but local residents have remained in the dark as to when the warehouse might open for business.
That opening date is at least a little clearer now, with an Amazon spokesperson announcing this week that the fulfillment center will be up and running sometime in mid-2020.
Amazon originally expected the center to be functional by October ahead of the holiday rush. Amazon officials have said that launches tend to take place between one and two years after the initial building announcement.