REPORT: Amazon.com partnering with Puyallup Tribe to Build Sorting Center on Tribal Lands near Tacoma, Wash.
October 20, 2021
TACOMA, Wash.- Global e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. is partnering with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians to open a massive sorting center on tribally owned lands near Tacoma, according to a report in Tribal Business News.
The 520,000-square-foot sorting center that's currently being built will employ more than 500 people when it's at full operation, according to the report.
Additionally, the tribe told Tribal Business News it aims to find ways for its members to gain employment at the new facility. As part of the development, the company and the tribe signed a cooperative agreement in which Amazon supported the Puyallup Tribe's Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance.