While there are not further details available about what the project could be, an Amazon presence in Monroe could mean thousands of jobs if the project were to mirror other Amazon locations in Ohio.
In Etna, just east of Columbus, the facility has more than 3,000 full-time employees who pick, pack and shop customer orders. The massive facility is more than 1 million square feet — about the size of 28 football fields, and holds tens of millions of products with more than 14 miles of conveyor belts weaving throughout the building.
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Simultaneously, the Warren County Port Authority also has been working on a project in Monroe for a 1.3 million-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility in Park North industrial park on Ohio 63 near Interstate 75.
The port authority board approved a resolution authorizing staff to sign leases and agreements with Industrial Developments International, also known as IDI Gazeley, on the proposed building. The company has not said what company plans to use the warehouse.
The leases and agreements enable IDI to avoid taxes on materials used in constructing the building in the industrial park, east of I-75 and across Ohio 63 from the Miami Valley Gaming racino.
Reporter Lawrence Budd contributed to this story.