• Amazon Announces First Missouri Fulfillment Center, 1,500 Jobs in St. Peters

    Mar 07, 2018

    St. Peters Amazon announcementAmazon.com, Inc. today announced plans for the first Missouri fulfillment center to be located in St. Peters, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace. The facility will feature innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders. Project lead Missouri Partnership announced the exciting deal in St. Peters City Hall this morning at 10 a.m.

    The Chamber was responsible for convening our partners at Ameren, City of St. Peters, Economic Development Center of St. Charles County, St. Charles County Workforce & Economic Development with Missouri Partnership for a site visit in January. From there the discussions went back and forth on incentives and the deal process.

    The Chamber supported our partners on this project by convening partners, conducting research and continued follow-up.

    The project itself will be 1,500 new jobs; $42,175,500 new payroll; and $175 million in new investment in a new build-to-suit 800,000 square foot robotics fulfillment center to support the continued growth and expansion of their fulfillment network to better serve their customers.

    “We were thrilled to work with Amazon in partnership with the City of St. Peters, St. Charles County and Missouri state officials on the company’s new investment in our region that will bring more than 1,500 jobs,” said Tom Chulick, President & CEO of the St. Louis Regional Chamber. “Amazon’s decision to continue investing in the St. Louis region by locating their first fulfillment center in St. Peters highlights our region’s strategic national location, strong transportation infrastructure and superior quality workforce.”

    Congratulations to the City of St. Peters, St. Charles County, the Missouri Partnership, the Economic Development Center of St. Charles County and all involved partners in this exciting deal for Missouri and the St. Louis region.

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  • St. Louis Utility Rates Among the Lowest in the U.S.

    Jun 20, 2017

    Memphis Light, Gas, and Water Division does an annual comparative survey of utility rates in selected cities across the nation.(1)  The survey found industrial electric, gas, and water rates in the St. Louis area to be over 25% less than the survey average. St. Louis was also ranked 10th in lowest residential utility bill costs during the winter season.  The average residential monthly utility bill for a St. Louis resident was calculated to be $316.82 versus an average of $367.90 in the other cities.

    Industry benefits from the area's extremely low industrial electricity rates.  The following graph highlights the rates in the St. Louis MSA compared to the national average.  

    Note: Rates are based on 50,000,000 kWh (70,000 kW) usage.