Amazon has officially started construction on a huge new fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kansas.
The facility, which will sit on 190 acres of land near Interstate 70 and the Turner Diagonal, will provide more than 1,000 jobs to the underutilized area.
Gary Guo, Amazon's Vice President of North America Operations, said the center will host Amazon's robotic technologies. It will fill orders for small items like books, electronics, and small household items.
He said the center will be operating by the peak of holiday shopping in 2017.