February 28, 2021

Nearby Amazon warehouse to create new job opportunities for Heard County residents

(Newnan, GA) — Amazon is opening a massive warehouse in Newnan that will create 500 new jobs.

The e-commerce giant said Saturday that the 1-million-square-foot facility will be built at the Cubes of Bridgeport site.

The industrial mega site is located only about 25 miles and less than a 30-minute drive from Downtown Franklin near the Coweta County Airport and Exit 41 on Interstate 85.

The location is even closer to residents that reside in the western parts of Heard County or near the Corinth community.

The facility’s employees will pack and ship customer orders for Amazon, the world’s largest retailer.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says the announcement is a testament to Georgia’s “logistics infrastructure, top-ranked workforce and nationally recognized business climate.”

“I am grateful for their continued partnership and looking forward to the opportunities this facility will create for hardworking Georgians and their families in Coweta County,” Kemp said.

Company officials have not stated when they expected the construction to be complete.

The facility is the second major Amazon project for metro Atlanta in the past year. The company announced in July it would build a warehouse in Gwinnett County that would eventually employ 1,000 people, and construction is well underway.

The warehouses are part of a construction spree by Amazon to expand its shipping footprint.

The company now operates more than 75 fulfillment centers in North America that employ more than 125,000 people, including 3,500 in Georgia.

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