Google and Amazon set to open new locations in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas -- Within the same week, two tech giants have announced plans to enter or expand in Houston. Amazon has began building out a robotic distribution center in Fort Bend County, and Google will open its first office in Houston that's focused on cloud technology sales.

Dallas-based real estate developer Trammell Crow Company has begun construction on Amazon's ecommerce fulfillment center in Richmond, located on 93.5 acres at 10507 Harlem Rd. The 850,000-square-foot facility will open in 2021.

"We're delighted to continue our growth and investment in Texas, with our new fulfillment center in Richmond," says Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon's vice president of global customer fulfillment, in a news release. "This new fulfillment center will create more than 1,000 new full-time jobs, in addition to the more than 20,000 current employees across the state, who receive industry-leading pay and benefits starting on day one."

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