Amazon Fullfillment Center

old Rolling Acres Mall on Romig Road in Akron
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It’s finally official — Amazon is coming to Akron and bringing about 1,500 full-time jobs with it. 

Amazon announced early Monday that construction will soon begin on a 700,000 square-foot distribution facility on the site of the former Rolling Acres Mall.

photo of Rolling Acres Mall
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Amazon has made it official. It will build a distribution warehouse on the site where Rolling Acres Mall used to be in Akron. The facility is expected to create 1,500 jobs.

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A social media giant is developing a huge data center in Central Ohio.

Online social media company Facebook is expected to announce plans next week to bring a $750 million data center to Central Ohio. 

Multiple sources say the company has received approval for state tax incentives for the project. It is expected to create about 50 jobs with an annual salary of about $80,000 each. Plus 1000 construction jobs are expected to be created to build the facility that’s set to open in New Albany in 2022.

Randal Park Mall after closing
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The proposal would transform a large part of the old Randall Park Mall into an Amazon distribution center, and the the deal could come together by the end of this summer.