Amazon has announced its continued investment in the metro Detroit area. The investment will be made with five new buildings to support operations closer to customers. This will result in the creation of more than 2,000 permanent full- and part-time jobs.
In response to this new development, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said: “We're thrilled that Amazon selected Detroit for what will be one of the largest fulfillment centers in Michigan. Amazon has been a great partner and its most important delivery will be the 3,000 construction jobs, 1,200 permanent jobs and new small business opportunities this new facility will bring to our city.”
Amazon has already contributed greatly to the city of Detroit as it is supporting food banks with monetary contributions and delivery services, funding computer science education for underserved and underrepresented students, and providing in-kind donations to meet immediate and basic needs. Amazon invested a total of $2.5 million in 2020 in the various non-profit organizations in the region.
The company also donated $100,000 to the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) to help the district enhance its science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs and expand its resources. “Amazon’s investment in our expanding Career Academy work with a focus on STEM will allow students to continue to experience a more relevant high school education,” said Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Detroit Public Schools Community District’s superintendent.