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2029, 29 Apr 19

Wisconsin Won Amazon Facility Over Michigan and Ohio

Cool picked Oak Creek for a nearly 2.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center over similar projects it considered doing in Michigan and Ohio, according to state documents and a source involved in the project.

The new facility, announced last year, is described as Amazon’s flagship Wisconsin facility and will ship around 1 million packages per day. The company’s Kiva branded robots will operate throughout the building, which will house around 25 million items, according to state documents.

The project is eligible for $7.5 million in state tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Those credits are in addition to the $10.3 million previously awarded to Amazon for its facilities in Kenosha.

The company was deciding between Wisconsin and Michigan for the investment, according to a WEDC staff review for the new credits. A source involved with the project said Amazon was also considering Ohio for an investment, but noted the company is often simultaneously considering investments in multiple locations.


2029, 29 April 2019


  1. dad29

    Hmmmmm.  Normally we’d see LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeRoy kvetching that the place was not built in the middle of the woods where HE lives (and which has no roadways….) because the Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil State Government hates Up’ Nort, ya’know.

    Except that this is an Evers deal, so…….nevermind.

  2. Le Roi du Nord


    Do the math.  Amazon is a lot better deal for WI ($/job) than foxconn.

  3. dad29

    Nope, dope.  YOU do the math.  Show your work.  Meantime, Evers is giving away the entire State to a tax-schemer Lefty douchebag who runs sweatshops all over the world.

    Your kinda guy, eh?

  4. jjf

    Oh lordy, Dad29, have you ever researched Foxconn’s factories?

  5. Le Roi du Nord


    Sorry, but I don’t do homework for others, never have, never will.  If you don’t believe me, do the math.  Simple division will lead you to the truth.  But keep in mind you will have to keep track of a lot of digits.

  6. dad29

    Well, LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy, can you tell the difference between a MANUFACTURING plant and a warehouse?  Can you?

    See, that difference is really meaningful to actual business economists–which you are not, because your specialty is sucking up tax dollars.

    But someday, ask someone who knows about more than long division why manufacturing is more valuable to the State than distribution, or tax-suckers in DOT.

    Go ahead.  But be careful.  You might learn something.

  7. Le Roi du Nord

    So that manufacturing job is worth 46 times the warehouse job.  Nope, I don’t think so..

  8. jjf

    And of course we’ve never seen manufacturers lobbying for reductions in their taxation.

    Come on, Dad29, tell me why Gou isn’t a guy who “who runs sweatshops all over the world.”  And that he’s not a tax-schemer.

  9. dad29

    Well, LeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy, what you think doesn’t count, does it?

    As to Gou–I have no idea.  Amazon news is available easily.  Foxconn, not so much.  But I’m sure you’ll find stuff.

  10. MjM

    This is great, if old, news. And better yet, Phony “Gilligan” nEvers had nothing to do with it.

    You can thank the Walker admin for this (as well as for the other Amazon box in Kenosha); ground was broken back in November.

    However, unlike Foxconn, which is building buildings they own, Amazon is just leasing space built/ owned by someone else in Dallas. While “Amazon” is committing $200m total to the project, Foxconn has already spent $100m on its way to $10b.

    Exit Quote:

    “Asked if he still thought Foxconn’s investment would produce 13,000 jobs, Mr. Evers said, ‘It’s likely not going to be tomorrow, I’ll tell you that.’”

    Your new governor. Brains not included.

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