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Posted at 2:32 PM, Sep 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-23 01:16:55-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Yet another Amazon distribution center is coming to the Tucson area.

According to Sun Corridor, a Tucson-based economic development agency, the facility will be 220,000 square feet on 65 acres of land near Ina and Silverbell. Sun Corridor estimates the project will have an economic impact of $4.3 million.

Amazon says the new facility will serve as a delivery station and will get people their packages quicker.

"Packages will be picked and packed at a fulfillment center, then they will go to one of our sortation centers and from the sortation centers they will go to a delivery station," Eileen Hards, a spokesperson for Amazon, said. "Our Amazon drivers go pick up the packages to then be delivered to your doorstep."

The delivery station will also add hundreds of part time and full-time jobs to the area. Amazon currently has a starting pay of $15 an hour and full-time employees will get health and dental coverage.

Amazon says they expect the new station to be open by the end of 2022.

Amazon already operates three other facilities in the Tucson area -- one near the airport, one near Silverlake and I-10, plus the fulfillment center on Kolb near Valencia.