Fernley city officials still waiting to hear from Amazon

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Updated: 8/18 6:57 pm
FERNLEY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Fernley city officials found out last Friday that the local Amazon distribution center was moving to Reno.

"Two months ago I met with the head of Amazon here," says Fernley Mayor LeRoy Goodman. "They assured me that they weren’t going anywhere, they were staying."

Mayor Goodman said he has not been able to contact anyone with the company regarding the move. "If you are going to make a move like that in a small city, there’s probably a better way to do it. But, hey, they’re a big company so they do things their way."

Regardless, Fernley City Manager Christopher Good said another business will replace the hole Amazon is leaving behind. "We at city hall deal with potential investors quite frequently. People who are interested in bringing jobs to this community."

After seeing an Amazon memo sent to employees of the Fernley distribution center, Good said all workers should be able to keep their jobs. "It explained that the jobs aren’t going away. People aren’t being laid off (and) that the jobs are simply being moved from Fernley to north Reno."

City of Reno Assistant City Manager Cadence Matijevich is glad to hear all workers can keep their jobs through the transition. "You never want to have your benefit come at the detriment of another northern Nevada community."

She also says the move should bring even more major companies to Reno.

Good said the transition could happen early next year.
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fastd - 8/18/2014 8:18 PM
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Well as long as they can keep saying nothing's final,we won't have to worry about any tax deals until the ink is dry and a done(backroom) deal.
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