AP – NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday said an Amazon operations hub expected to create 5,000 jobs in Tennessee will be “the single largest jobs commitment made by a company in Tennessee’s history.”
Amazon will invest $230 million-plus to locate its Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville Yards, a 15-acre (6-hectare), mixed-use downtown development. Holly Sullivan of Amazon Public Policy says Nashville will become the eastern U.S. hub for its retail operations division.
Amazon made the Nashville announcement the same day it revealed it would split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and Arlington, Virginia.
“This is a game changer for Tennessee. The ripple effect f Amazon’s decision to invest $230 million in our state and create 5,000 high-paying jobs in downtown Nashville will be felt for years to come,” Haslam said in a statement.