Cecil Secures Deal for Amazon Distribution Center

A new 1.2 million-square-foot Amazon distribution center is coming to Cecil County and anticipated to create 700 jobs.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations, said the state-of-the-art warehouse just off Interstate 95 in North East would create hundreds of full-time jobs that pay wages 30 percent higher than traditional retail stores and include benefits, bonuses and stock awards.

“Maryland has an incredible workforce,” Chauhan said in the announcement.

The Cecil County Council unanimously voted 4-0 Tuesday night to approve a resolution endorsing a state loan of up to $1.2 million for a tenant identified in the proposal as “Project Iron.” Council President Joyce Bowlesby was out of town.

The Commerce Department has agreed to make the loan from the Maryland Economic Development Assistance and Authority Fund, the resolution says. Cecil County, which was required to approve the state loan, will contribute a separate $120,000 conditional loan over a period of not more than 10 years.

Amazon will invest $90 million to build the facility, which is expected to employ 700 people by Dec. 31, 2020.

For more information read The Baltimore Sun