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Amazon Chooses Rapides Parish for New Facility 

Boyce, LA (2/29/2024) – Amazon is entering into an agreement for a new last-mile facility in the town of Boyce in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. The new facility will be approximately 65,000 square feet located along Highway 1, off of Rapides Station Road.

Launch plans for this delivery station are in the very early stages but construction is scheduled to start in the coming weeks.

This last mile facility will allow us to better serve customers in Central Louisiana,” said Jessica Breaux, senior manager of economic development for Amazon. “We’re grateful for our partnership with the town of Boyce, Rapides Parish and the economic development team at Louisiana Central that have helped make this happen. We look forward to sharing more details about this facility and the good jobs we’ll offer in the future.”   

Joe Bishop, President of the Rapides Parish Police Jury, said the parish is excited to welcome this multinational technology company to Rapides Parish.  “We are grateful that companies like Amazon see the benefits of locating here, and we appreciate the investment being made that will impact the entire region. We are excited to have been part of making this happen and we will continue to do everything we can to make the project successful.” 

Amazon supports more than one million employees worldwide who are innovating and working to serve customers throughout several global fulfillment centers, retail locations, data centers, corporate offices, tech hubs, and headquarters locations. Most hourly employees in customer fulfillment and transportation earn between $17 and $28 per hour. Jobs, both full-time and part-time, will be offered closer to the facility’s operational launch, as well as further details regarding career opportunities.  

This announcement means so much to the town of Boyce,”  Kelvin McCoy, Mayor of Boyce, Louisiana, said.  “The job opportunities and the overall financial investment by Amazon in our town will benefit so many of our local residents.  We believe our strategic location is a major advantage for these types of operations.

Louisiana Central, the regional economic development organization, sees this project and announcement by Amazon as a key to supporting the organization’s mission of making Central Louisiana a thriving hub for sustainable economic growth.  “This project is significant for so many reasons,” Jim Clinton, President and CEO of Louisiana Central said.

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