DALEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — Daleville’s old Fred’s store will soon be transformed into a new moneymaker, according to a release from the city.
Amazon will be turning the building into one of its last-mile facilities as part of the Amazon distribution network.
This was part of a six-month endeavor between Mayor Jayme Stayton and Wiregrass Economic Development Executive Director Jonathan Tullos to bring the facility to Daleville.
“The City of Daleville is excited to welcome Amazon!” Slayton said. “Amazon has an outstanding reputation across the globe and will create quality jobs in our community; I am proud to have them as corporate citizens.”
With this economic booster, Slayton said this could attract other businesses to the Dale County city, which is a close in-between to various communities.
“Companies like Amazon tend to attract other companies,” he said. “I believe they chose Daleville because of our proximity to Fort Rucker, Dothan, and Enterprise. Additionally, this is a great testimonial to the quality labor pool we have in our area.”
“Daleville was about as business-friendly as a company could ask them to be when it came to streamlining red-tape to get this facility open,” Tullos said. “Just think, during the COVID pandemic, Mayor Stayton and his team were able to navigate this process and convince Amazon to call their community home.”
The renovations to the facility are almost done, and applications are being taken for anyone interested in working there.