Amazon ‘last-mile’ facility to open in Starkville

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A new “last-mile” Amazon facility is coming to Oktibbeha County.

The “last-mile” status of the facility set to be located within the NorthStar Industrial Park means that it will be the final stop for packages before they hit the doorsteps of customers in the area.

Plans for the location of the 50,000-square-foot project were put together by The Golden Triangle Development LINK, the Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority (OCEDA), and Agracel, Inc. It will create 90 full-time and part-time jobs.

“As OCEDA president and as the mayor of Starkville, I couldn’t be more excited to have the partnership with the LINK result in a project that brings jobs and activity to NorthStar Park,” Lynn Spruill said. “It is especially exciting to have an international, high-profile company like Amazon show their belief in the benefits of having a new and substantial presence in Starkville.”

“I have always believed that our partnership with Oktibbeha County and OCEDA would yield long-term economic development to our community and the regions. When we partner, we create the best chances for our mutual success.”

Joe Max Higgins, CEO of The LINK, is optimistic Amazon’s addition to NorthStar Industrial Park will lead to future projects in the area.

“Amazon joining the NorthStar Industrial Park epitomizes the caliber of companies we’ve always aimed for in this cutting-edge industrial hub,” Higgins said. “As this speculative building finds its tenant, we shift focus to our newly constructed pad next door, ready for the next major success at the park.”

Internal construction on the Amazon “last-mile” facility in Oktibbeha County is set to begin in the coming weeks and progress over the next year.

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