Carteret, N.J. — Amazon.com has confirmed plans to open its second New Jersey distribution center (DC) in the town of Carteret.
The new 1 million-square-foot facility will be able to service the New York metro area and northern New Jersey. It joins a 1.5 million-square-foot DC outside Philadelphia in Robbinsville, N.J., that opened last July.
“We’re excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Carteret,” said Amazon’s North American operations VP Mike Roth. Added Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno: “Amazon is doubling down its investment in New Jersey.”
Amazon reached an agreement with the Garden State in 2012 to open the massive warehouses in exchange for certain tax breaks and a brief moratorium on sales-tax collection. The two facilities together will provide thousands of full- and part-time jobs, and their presence has triggered mandatory sales-tax collection that is generating an estimated $30 million to $40 million for Jersey coffers.
Amazon has opened dozens of distribution centers across the country as it seeks to reduce delivery times and end its legal wrangling with states over sales-tax collection.
Tax-incentivized Carteret is also the site of a 325,000-square-foot P.C. Richard & Son complex that houses regional headquarters, a distribution center, training and service facilities, and a scratch-and-dent outlet center that the retailer opened in 2009.