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  • Amazon Selects Bristol, Virginia for a New Delivery Station

    Contact:        Shari Brown
                                    Project Coordinator
                                    J. A. Street & Associates
                                    Office: 423-323-6701
                                    Mobile: 423-418-2120
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    Amazon Selects Bristol, Virginia for a New Delivery Station
    Amazon is announcing a new delivery station in Bristol, Virginia, which is expected to open later this year. The facility will create hundreds of new jobs, paying a starting wage of $15 per hour and offering a variety of benefits offered on the first day of employment.
    The delivery station will be located at 103 Thomas Road in the Bristol, Virginia Industrial Park in an existing building. The facility will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the region. Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers.
    Delivery stations also offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex. To learn more, visit www.logistics.amazon.com and https://flex.amazon.com/.

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    “Amazon is excited to expand operations into Southwest Virginia, investing in a new delivery station in Bristol. We are committed to providing efficient delivery for customers and creating hundreds of jobs for the talented workforce in the area.”
    - Courtney Johnson Norman
    Amazon spokesperson
    “The Street team has been working with the Amazon team for a few months to finalize plans and scheduling. We are extremely happy to have Amazon as a tenant and to be part of creating new jobs in the region. Landing this project is a win-win for everyone.”
    -Jim Street
    Street & Company, LLC (Building Owner)
    “When we hosted Amazon officials here in Southwest Virginia less than two years ago, we were working to spark a relationship between them and our region. That visit followed the General Assembly’s approval of legislation to incentivize a second Amazon headquarters in the Commonwealth. I am thrilled that these efforts have provided a foundation for today’s announcement that Amazon will establish a delivery station in Bristol. This is a huge win for Southwest Virginia families and the entire region’s economy.”
    -Senator Todd Pillion
    40th District
    “This announcement is great news for Southwest Virginia and our people. We have actively pursued an expanded relationship with Amazon since they located HQ2 in Virginia. We were able to showcase our region to Amazon executives last fall and are excited to see this announcement come to fruition. We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with Amazon for years to come.”
    -Delegate Israel O’Quinn
    Fifth District
    “We are very excited that Amazon has chosen Bristol for their new facility,” said Bill Hartley, Mayor of the City of Bristol.  “We look forward to welcoming them as a valued member of our local business community, the job opportunities their investment in our city will create, and their future success.”
    -Bill Hartley
    Mayor, City of Bristol Virginia
    “This is another exciting economic development opportunity for the citizens of Bristol. I am extremely grateful Amazon chose Bristol as a place to call home.  This project could not have happened without the help of Jim Street and his team.  Amazon leads the world in innovation, technology and out-of-the-box thinking.  Its ability to adapt to an ever changing world has propelled it to be one of the most valued companies in the world.  I look forward to working with Amazon and helping it have a home in Bristol for years to come.”
    -Randy Eads
    City Manager/City Attorney