published Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Gov. Bill Haslam visits Chattanooga's Amazon facility, talks jobs

Employees working in the intake section sort merchandise arriving from trucks while inside of the Amazon distribution center at Enterprise South in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Thursday, January 5, 2012. The neighboring Chattanooga and Cleveland based Amazon distribution centers opened in the Fall of 2011 and employ between two and four thousand workers depending on the season.
Employees working in the intake section sort merchandise arriving from trucks while inside of the Amazon distribution center at Enterprise South in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Thursday, January 5, 2012. The neighboring Chattanooga and Cleveland based Amazon distribution centers opened in the Fall of 2011 and employ between two and four thousand workers depending on the season.
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    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam tours the Amazon fulfillment facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. Thursday.
    Photo by Doug Strickland /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today toured the Chattanooga Amazon facility, and said he’s looking forward to the company creating more jobs in the state.

And, a top Amazon official hinted that more could be on the way for Hamilton County.

Paul Misener, Amazon’s director of global public policy, said company officials refer to the existing Hamilton County facility as “Chattanooga One.”

“The one’s suggestive. We’re all counting,” he said.

Haslam said he was impressed by the sheer size of the facility as well as its 1,700 jobs.

“I’m thankful for the real-world investment in Hamilton County,” he said.

For more information, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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