Governor meets with Amazon officials this week about Nashville operations center


Governor Bill Lee Friday talked about the latest concerning Amazon jobs in Nashville right along with his plans for vocational-technical training in Tennessee.

During one of his stops in Middle Tennessee, he told a Sumner County audience that he met with Amazon officials earlier in the week about its plans for an operation center in downtown Nashville employing an estimated 5000 workers.

The governor was asked if it meant an even greater commitment in jobs for in Nashville from one of the world’s largest companies.

“I am just excited about what they are doing right now,” the governor said. “You know, Amazon has a history of outperforming their growth on jobs, so we certainly hope they do.”

The governor added there was no conversation with the Amazon officials about the company seeking another site for its second headquarters.

There were reports today Amazon has been dissatisfied with its selection of the New York area as one of those sites.

While in Sumner County to celebrates its CTE (Career Technical Education) Day, the governor told a group of businesses, community leaders and CTE students that Amazon is not requiring college degrees for many of its positions. 

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