The city of Shawnee, Kansas has cleared the way for e-commerce giant Amazon to move into town.
Shawnee's city council Monday night approved a resolution allowing Amazon to sublease 80,000 square feet of space at the Westlink industrial complex near 43rd Street and K-7.
Shawnee Chamber of Commerce president Linda Leeper says the distribution center will inject more than 100 full-time jobs into Shawnee's economy.
“We like to catch fishes of all sizes but it's always good when you have a bigger one,” said Leeper.
Leeper says the project has been in the works for more than a year, but it is not a done deal yet. Amazon is expected to sign the dotted line in the next few weeks.