This is an artist's rendering of the 800,000-square-foot Amazon fulfilment center that will be built in Elkhart County. Image provided
This is an artist's rendering of the 800,000-square-foot Amazon fulfilment center that will be built in Elkhart County. Image provided
ELKHART – Work could get underway almost immediately on two new Amazon buildings that are set to open in 2023 and could create 1,000 new jobs.

The larger of the two – an 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center – will be built on largely vacant land between County Road 17 and County Road 19 on the north side of the Indiana Toll Road.  

At the same time, a new 180,000-square-foot delivery station – similar to the one that Amazon operates on the northwest side of South Bend – will be built in the Aeroplex Industrial Park off of John Weaver Parkway near the Elkhart Municipal Airport.

Officials believe the spot for the multi-story logistics facility, which will make use of robotics, was selected because of its location along the Toll Road and its easy access to major markets in all directions.

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And even with labor shortages affecting RV and boat-building manufacturers in the region, officials believe those same transportation links will help Amazon draw workers from throughout the region.

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