Amazon, the world’s leading e-commerce corporation, will be the first tenant of the new Mansfield International Business Park, leasing 219,000 square-feet of space for a package handling facility.
The facility, currently under construction and set to open later this year, serves as the last wheel in the cog of the company’s massive logistics and shipping distribution system. The warehouse will serve as a delivery station of packages that come from Amazon’s larger fulfillment centers. Amazon will lease the facility from Atlanta-based developer Seefried Properties. Seefried’s Dallas office negotiated the lease.
“From the beginning, our goal with the Mansfield International Business Park was to draw some of the world’s largest corporations to our community through access to quality office and industrial space and our city’s excellent location in the DFW area,” says City Manager Joe Smolinski. “Clearly, our plan has been successful. They don’t get much bigger than Amazon. We look forward to Amazon’s opening and the continued success of Mansfield International Business Park.”
Smolinski credits the vision and commitment of the city council and city staff that saw the potential in the site and demonstrated a willingness to wait for a project that was right for Mansfield.
New Mayor Michael Evans says the project and the jobs it brings will be a big boost to the Mansfield economy, and to the city’s overall economic development efforts.
“Amazon, like many other companies and industries, has found that Mansfield is an excellent place to do business,” Mayor Evans says. “We are excited to have them in our city, bringing their innovative logistics technology and distribution operations to the Mansfield business community, as well as bringing jobs for our residents. Our local economy will benefit because of their investment in Mansfield.”
The Mansfield International Business Park is a 155-acre industrial area located in the southwest portion of the city near FM 917. The development was approved by the Mansfield Economic Development Corporation board and the City Council in 2017 with a goal of providing Class A Industrial space.
“Mansfield has become a target market for this type of industrial activity,” says Richard Nevins, the city’s director of economic development. “Class A industrial space is in high demand from businesses and industries, and we have needed additional properties located in Mansfield to market to this clientele for quite some time. This is why the Council and the MEDC board believed this business park was necessary.”
Amazon was founded in Washington state in 1995, first as an online bookstore. By 1999, the company had become the largest online sales platform, expanding to sell other goods. In 2020, Amazon total net sales were $96.15 billion. The company has 1.2 million employees worldwide. There are more than 100 large fulfillment centers across the United States.