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By Brice Wallace

Internet shopping giant Amazon.com Inc. has selected Salt Lake City for its new fulfillment center, a project that the company said will create 1,500 full-time hourly associate jobs.

The company announced in June it would build the center in Utah but did not announce the location. The $250 million, 855-square-foot project will be in the Northwest Quadrant, a site targeted by the city as an employment, light industrial and manufacturing center.

“We are excited to continue growing our team with the first fulfillment center in Utah,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations. “In Utah, there are already more than 30,000 authors, sellers and developers growing their businesses and reaching new customers on Amazon products and services. This new facility will enable us to better serve customers and improve Prime membership benefits.”

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