Amazon is expanding delivery infrastructure in Maryland and Virginia.
Amazon is expanding its supply chain and operations infrastructure in the states of Maryland and Virginia.
The e-tail giant has opened two delivery stations in central Maryland and two delivery stations in Virginia. Delivery stations support the last mile of Amazon’s order process and are designed to help speed up deliveries for customers. Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighboring Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers.
Amazon’s two Maryland delivery stations are located in Baltimore and Hanover. A new 72,000-sq.-ft. facility is the first delivery station in Baltimore city, while a new 194,000-sq.-ft. facility is the company’s third delivery station in Hanover. Amazon now operates 15 delivery stations across the state of Maryland.
The company is also now operating two new delivery stations in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, a 165,000-sq.-ft. facility in Norfolk and a 111,600-sq.-ft. facility in Hampton. Amazon now has 15 delivery stations across the commonwealth of Maryland.
Amazon says the four new delivery stations will create hundreds of full and part-time associate jobs; in addition to hundreds of driver opportunities for Amazon’s delivery service partners and Amazon Flex drivers.
“We would like to thank Amazon for their investment in this state-of-the-art distribution facility,” said Donnie Tuck, mayor of Hampton, Va. “A generation of Hampton residents did much of their shopping at the former Kmart on this site, and now the redeveloped building will serve a new generation of online shoppers. Amazon is bringing full and part-time jobs to our city, as well as bringing our packages a little closer to our doorsteps.”
Amazon also plans to open a new career center in Chesapeake, Va. The facility will serve as a hiring and orientation hub for the company’s Virginia operations facilities in Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampton, and Virginia Beach.
The company is expanding its infrastructure in Virginia as it continues moving forward with its second headquarters in Arlington, Va. In February 2021, Amazon submitted its proposed development plans for phase two of the headquarters, which will eventually be a 4 million-sq.-ft. campus. The plans call for 2.8 million-sq.-ft. of new office space distributed across three, 22-story buildings.
According to Amazon, it has created more than 29,000 jobs in Maryland since 2010. Over the last decade, Amazon has invested more than $9.5 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation. These investments have contributed an additional $8.5 billion to the Maryland economy and have helped create 31,000 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires. In addition, more than 31,000 independent authors and small and medium businesses in Maryland are selling to customers in Amazon’s store.
In Virginia, Amazon says it has invested more than $34 billion across the commonwealth over the past decade, including infrastructure and compensation. These investments have contributed an additional $27 billion to the Virginia economy and have helped create 96,000 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires. In addition, more than 42,000 independent authors and small and medium businesses in Virginia are selling to customers in Amazon’s store.