Could An Amazon Delivery Center Be Coming To Rockford?
Imagine, same-day delivery straight to your home or office from Amazon.
A boy can dream, right? After seeing the news regarding an Amazon delivery center potentially opening in Champaign, I started to think if the same thing could happen here in the Forest City.
According to the News-Gazette, "Amazon has been expanding same-day delivery, with it now available in more than 8,000 cities and towns" however Rockford isn't on the list, yet.
For the dream of a delivery center to come to fruition, Amazon would need a ton of land. If you've lived in Rockford you know we have space. A few notable spots down East State Street I think would fit the bill perfectly.
- The old Clocktower Resort and Conference center.
- The family fun bowling center directly behind AMC Showplace 16.
The idea of bringing an Amazon delivery center to Rockford would also provide tons of jobs too.
The recent announcement by Amazon to raise hourly pay to $15 would be a nice boost for the Rockford economy also.
Let's see it happen. If all else fails, we can always rely on Chicago. The Windy City is one of 20 finalists for an Amazon headquarters.