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Shawnee paves way for Amazon distribution center

Posted: 9:07 PM, Feb 28, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-01 03:07:36Z

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.

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