Business Update: Amazon Warehouse Coming to Goose Island in ChicagoPosted by Leo Clark. on
According to a report from Crain’s Chicago Business, online retail giant amazon.com has leased a warehouse in Goose Island, making its expansion into both Chicago and Illinois official. The space is a nearly 52,000 square foot warehouse at 1111 N. Cherry Avenue, and those close to the deal say Seattle-based Amazon has plans to bring at least 1,000 full-time jobs to its new Chicago location before 2017.
About 6 months ago, Amazon first hinted an expansion to Illinois, and more specifically Chicago, citing the need to keep up with the rising demand for same-day and next-day deliveries. Prior to the new Goose Island warehouse, the nearest Amazon facility, for now, is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, however, Amazon is also planning an even larger distribution…
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