Aurora has attracted two large employers – Amazon and Walmart. Amazon is building a fulfillment center and expects to employ 1,000 workers at the facility. The 1 million square foot facility
is expected to open before the next holiday season. A little closer to the airport Walmart just purchased 169 acres. This is a huge parcel. Walmart hasn’t said what it plans to with the parcel but some speculate that Walmart will be adding a new fulfillment center to serve the Rocky Mountain West region.
In addition to newly created Amazon and Walmart jobs, these types of projects tend to create hundreds of additional ancillary jobs with surrounding support services.