BUDA, Texas — Amazon is continuing to boost its presence in Central Texas, now opening a new facility in Buda later this year.
The Buda Economic Development Corporation announced on Thursday Amazon would be leasing a 305,000 square-foot facility at 2956 Main St., Park 35, later this year.
“We are proud that Amazon selected Buda, bringing hundreds of good-paying jobs and opportunities for Buda residents,” said Jennifer Storm, Buda EDC board of directors president.
The new delivery station will be creating hundreds of permanent, full-time jobs in addition to powering local small businesses and independent contractors.
According to the Buda EDC, these delivery stations enable Amazon Logistics to supplement capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery capabilities.
“The Buda EDC stands ready to help all businesses, big or small, locate or expand in Buda,” said Storm. “Amazon’s selection affirms that Buda is well-positioned for growth with a prime location, a qualified workforce and a pro-business environment.”
This comes just a few days after the Round Rock Chamber confirmed Amazon would also be building a delivery station in Round Rock. This campus is about 441,000 square feet and will be located off of Interstate 35 and Old Settlers Boulevard.
Amazon also has a fulfillment center in San Marcos.
This is new development, and growth in Buda is still happening despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which Buda's EDC executive director, Traci Anderson, said is potentially because of the way doing business has changed.
“It’s been interesting to see how the growth has still happened. There was a lull there with everybody trying to figure out how to maneuver and work from home," Anderson said. “Leads are still coming in from the state, from the Austin Chamber. Our regional aspects are still seeing leads that are continuing to increase.”
According to Anderson, there is more than 200,000 square feet of development planned for commercial, office and industrial use throughout Buda – 30,000 square feet is for retail development planning to come on board.
“We still see that development is coming in. We still have retail development; we still have residential development – office and industrial space," Anderson said.
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