Governor Hogan Celebrates Grand Opening of Amazon Fulfillment Center
Governor Larry Hogan attended the grand opening of the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Baltimore County. This facility, located at Tradepoint Atlantic in Sparrows Point, employs more than 2,000 people to pick, pack, and ship orders for customers.
“With the addition of this facility, which features Amazon robotics and innovative technologies, we are bringing over 2,000 more great jobs here to Baltimore County,” said Governor Hogan. “Through state-of-the-art facilities like this one, this powerful partnership is helping to solidify Maryland’s reputation as a business-friendly environment by bringing meaningful transformative investment and thousands of good, high-paying jobs for our citizens.”
Maryland is Open for Business
Smithfield Foods, Inc., a U.S.-based global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, is opening a new distribution center in Cecil County, Md., creating 240 new jobs. The 420,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility will be constructed in the Principio Business Park, which will allow the company to better support its daily operations and improve service to its customers in the Northeast.
“It is a tremendous win for the state and for Cecil County that a global company like Smithfield Foods, which has worldwide brand recognition, has chosen to continue its growth in Maryland,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “This new facility and the 240 new jobs it brings underscores our administration’s promise to make Maryland more business friendly and create job opportunities for our citizens.”
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