Amazon picks Kentucky airport as site for air cargo hub

Updated 3:42 pm, Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Kentucky landed a lucrative project Tuesday as e-commerce giant Amazon announced plans to build a worldwide air cargo hub at a northern Kentucky airport south of Cincinnati in a nearly $1.5 billion investment expected to create 2,700 jobs.

Gov. Matt Bevin called it a “transformative and exciting venture,” and said the Amazon shipping hub will strengthen the Bluegrass state’s position as a top global logistics center.

Amazon, which already employs thousands at distribution centers in the state, deepened its ties with Kentucky by choosing Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport as the place to support its growing fleet of Prime Air cargo planes.

“This new project will pay dividends to both the company and our state, and…

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