Amazon.com to build 1 million sq ft Macon facility, bringing 500 jobs
An Amazon.com warehouse is coming to a site off Interstate 75 in south Bibb County, bringing an estimated 500 jobs.
The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority approved the sale at a meeting Tuesday morning.
They say they've been working on the deal since April, and chairman Robbie Fountain said they called the deal, "Project Unicorn," because "nobody's ever seen a unicorn and nobody thought it would really happen."
The company plans a 1-million square foot distribution center on a 96-acre site off I-75 and Skipper Road.
Fountain said Amazon will invest $90 million in Bibb County as a result of the deal. That includes $5.7 million for the Skipper Road site.