ROBSTOWN, Texas — UPDATE: (1 p.m.): Amazon's "Last Mile Facility" has been announced to be developed in Nueces County.
Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales announced the facility in a press conference Friday.
UPDATE (12:42 p.m.): Amazon officially announced Friday it will be basing a distribution facility in Robstown.
"We're appreciative of the people of Texas for so warmly embracing Amazon into the community," said Amazon economic development manager Jessica Breaux said. "There are now over 70,000 Texans working at Amazon, and we are excited to be creating 100 additional jobs in Nueces County."
Details of a new Amazon distribution facility that will bring about 100 new jobs to Nueces County will be announced at a press conference later today.
We'll have a live stream of the press conference here when it begins.
Iain Vasey, president and CEO of the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation, confirmed that the 140,000-square foot facility is set to open during the fall of 2021. It will host what is called a "last mile" distribution center under Amazon's delivery service known as Amazon Logisitics.
The facility will be built in unincorporated Nueces County and have a Robstown zip code. It will be in close proximity to the Interstate 69 and Highway 44 crossroads and located near the Corpus Christi International Airport.
The company provides a minimum starting wage for workers of $15 an hour and offers benefits.
It has created several similar facilities across the state but has not brought a similar one to Coastal Bend.