2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 13:34:04 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Amazon bringing 1, 000-plus jobs to former Norton Air Force Base" (CA)
Amazon bringing 1,000-plus jobs to former Norton Air Force Base

by Susan Wolbarst
Air Force Real Property Agency Public Affairs
June 1, 2012

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Folks living here received excellent news recently: Amazon will be leasing a huge building, currently under construction at the former Norton Air Force Base, and filling it with more than 1,000 workers.

The 950,000-square-foot building is located on Central Avenue, east of Tippecanoe Avenue, in an area which once served as the base's golf course. It's being built by Hillwood (master developer for the former base) and Clarion Partners as a joint venture. It could be completed as soon as this autumn, according to a press release, and will function as a fulfillment center.

Online orders will be processed and shipped from the Norton facility, which will serve as the point of sale, entitling the city to some portion of sales taxes generated. Under a compromise worked out last year with California Gov. Jerry Brown, Amazon will begin collecting California sales tax from consumers on September 15, 2012. The company received a one-year delay in exchange for agreeing to build enough warehouses in California to create at least 10,000 new full- time jobs by the end of 2015.


For the entire release, see


Lenny Siegel
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