State Senator Donna Campbell celebrated today’s announcement that Amazon will be building a brand new 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center in Schertz, just north of San Antonio. The distribution center will utilize advanced technology to fulfill customer orders, one of three new fulfillment centers that Amazon plans on opening in Texas.

“We are thrilled to have Amazon investing in Central Texas and creating hundreds of new jobs,” said Senator Campbell. “By continuing to focus on economic freedom, low taxes, and a well-trained and educated workforce, we have created a job-friendly environment that is attractive to businesses. Texas is moving forward thanks to these policies.”

These policies are the same ones being championed by many conservatives as a proven way to keep the region’s economy booming. As a result, San Antonio had the largest numerical increases in population of any of the ten largest cities over the past ten years. The reason for that growth isn’t lost on Senator Campbell.

“We have explosive growth thanks to the increasing number of opportunities available to families and businesses. Now the key is dealing with that growth and addressing our state’s highway needs to avoid economic roadblocks in the future,” Senator Campbell stated.

Schertz Mayor Michael Carpenter added, “The investment Amazon is making in our community is significant, and it is a manifest expression by yet another highly successful and well-respected company that Schertz is a great place to do business.”

Amazon fulfillment center jobs pay on average 30 percent more than traditional retail jobs, and the company recently demonstrated its commitment to the community by pledging to hire more than one thousand veterans in the U.S.

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Senator Donna Campbell represents Senate District 25. She is a practicing emergency room physician who lives with her husband and the youngest of their four daughters. 

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