NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Amazon plans to open a distribution center in North Little Rock that will create 65-100 local jobs.
The center will be the first Amazon distribution center in Arkansas.
It will be located near the I-40 /I-30 Interchange on Locust St.
The 30,000 to 40,000 sq. ft. modular warehouse will break ground Sept.1 and is expected to be up and running by Nov. 1.
Amazon signed a 1.5 year lease with the owner of the property, Norman Clifton, a NLR businessman.
If the test site is successful, Clifton said Amazon will look for a permanent property that can handle a 100,000 sq. ft.
Clifton says the packages will come to the distribution center already addressed and will likely cut delivery times in the Central Arkansas area.
North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith, says the idea is to create mature market and growth for the city.
The city council approved rezoning the open lot to allow for the Amazon warehouse.
Job applications are not yet being accepted for the positions.
The products seized at the property included human and animal food…
The deal has a term of 15 years for a total value of $10.5 million.