REMARKS AS PREPARED
Amazon Fulfillment Center Announcement
June 7, 2017
Thanks for being here with me today.
To say the least, today is a celebration. One that this community created together.
I’m proud to announce that Amazon will be opening a state of the art robotics fulfillment center right here in Troutdale. They will be turning the site behind me into an 855-thousand-square-foot facility that will create 1,500 full time jobs. It will also generate hundreds of jobs during construction.
I want to thank the Port of Portland and the city of Troutdale for the vision and leadership that paved the way for this investment. I also want to thank Amazon for seeing Troutdale and Oregon as a promising part of your future.
This remarkable investment by Amazon builds on its existing presence in Hillsboro and Portland. Our continued partnership is a testament to our shared commitment to Oregon communities.
While these jobs will impact the lives of each of the employees, the stability and growth potential these jobs provide will touch the lives of thousands of family members.
Today, we’ll learn how Amazon will help its employees build the skills they need for the career they want and how they’ll give back to the Troutdale community.
We wouldn’t be standing here today if not for the spirit of collaboration. Bill Wyatt from the Port of Portland is here to tel us how this property – once considered unusable – took the entire community to turn into a job generator.
More than a place of work, this facility is a symbol of growth for Troutdale and for Oregon.