Amazon Could Bring 300 Jobs To Connecticut

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WINDSOR Amazon could soon deliver a new distribution center here, bringing with it hundreds of jobs and a substantial tax boon. A town official said the location on Day Hill Road is one of a few finalists, though developers called it the preferred site. The Windsor center, if Amazon chooses that location, will comprise 1.5 million square feet larger than Westfarms Mall, which has 1.3 million square feet. The footprint would be one million square feet with an additional 500,000 square feet on a mezzanine level, according to documents filed with the town’s planning department. Strategically, Amazon has been expanding its network of distribution centers to guarantee quick, even same-day, delivery, which could prove to be an advantage over other online retailers. Windsor’s proximity to shipping arteries such as Bradley International Airport and I-91 have attracted other major retailers, like Walgreens and Dollar Tree, which have similar facilities nearby.

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