What Amazon's expansion means for NW Arkansas
Amazon plans to open a warehouse in Lowell, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.
Why it matters: This will be Amazon's first facility in Arkansas outside of the Little Rock area, signaling that NWA’s growth has caught the company's attention.
Between the lines: The Amazon vs. Walmart competition is alive and well with Amazon camping out in Walmart's backyard.
- Walmart launched a loyalty program, Walmart+, in direct competition to Amazon Prime in 2020.
- Amazon is trying to have its facilities spread out in a way that it can offer one-day delivery to as many of its Amazon Prime members as possible, the newspaper reports.
Details: The Arkansas Environmental Quality Division approved permits for Amazon.com Services to operate a general warehousing and storage facility at 315 S. Lincoln St. in Lowell, Arkansas Times first reported.
- Rogers Warehouse Development owns the approximately 25-acre property, which includes a 100,000-square-foot warehouse.
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