Online Shopping Trend Creates Boom Towns Across The U.S. | NBC Nightly News

Online Shopping Trend Creates Boom Towns Across The U.S. | NBC Nightly News


OUT ORDERS ARE ALL
OVER THE COUNTRY.
BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT OVER THE COUNTRY.
BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT
JO LING KENT REPORTS BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT
JO LING KENT REPORTS
ON ONE TOWN. JO LING KENT REPORTS
ON ONE TOWN.
>>>NOT LONG AGO THIS ON ONE TOWN.
>>>NOT LONG AGO THIS
WAS A SLEEPY TOWN.>>>NOT LONG AGO THIS
WAS A SLEEPY TOWN.
NOW AMAZON ARE SETTING WAS A SLEEPY TOWN. NOW AMAZON ARE SETTING UP WAREHOUSES, TO FEED NOW AMAZON ARE SETTING UP WAREHOUSES, TO FEED AMERICAS INSATIABLE UP WAREHOUSES, TO FEED AMERICAS INSATIABLE APPETITE FOR ONLINE AMERICAS INSATIABLE APPETITE FOR ONLINE SHOPPING. APPETITE FOR ONLINE SHOPPING. AS THESE WAREHOUSES SHOPPING. AS THESE WAREHOUSES HUM WITH ACTIVITY, AS THESE WAREHOUSES HUM WITH ACTIVITY, THEYRE UNBOXING HUM WITH ACTIVITY, THEYRE UNBOXING ANOTHER BENEFIT. THEYRE UNBOXING ANOTHER BENEFIT. JUMP STARTING LOCAL ANOTHER BENEFIT. JUMP STARTING LOCAL ECONOMIES. JUMP STARTING LOCAL ECONOMIES.>>WE WERE BUSY RIGHT ECONOMIES.>>WE WERE BUSY RIGHT AWAY.>>WE WERE BUSY RIGHT AWAY.>>Reporter: IN FACT, AWAY.>>Reporter: IN FACT, KEVIN GIPEL LEFT HIS>>Reporter: IN FACT, KEVIN GIPEL LEFT HIS FULFILLMENT CENTER JOB KEVIN GIPEL LEFT HIS FULFILLMENT CENTER JOB TO OPEN A RESTAURANT. FULFILLMENT CENTER JOB TO OPEN A RESTAURANT.>>WEVE SEEN A LOT OF TO OPEN A RESTAURANT.>>WEVE SEEN A LOT OF YOUNG EARLY 20s>>WEVE SEEN A LOT OF YOUNG EARLY 20s GETTING THEIR FIRST. YOUNG EARLY 20s GETTING THEIR FIRST.>>Reporter: TRACY HAS GETTING THEIR FIRST.>>Reporter: TRACY HAS LURED COMPANIES FOR AS>>Reporter: TRACY HAS LURED COMPANIES FOR AS LOW AS A $1 YEAR, AND LURED COMPANIES FOR AS LOW AS A $1 YEAR, AND TAX REBATES AND TAX LOW AS A $1 YEAR, AND TAX REBATES AND TAX DEFERMENTS. TAX REBATES AND TAX DEFERMENTS.>>WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN DEFERMENTS.>>WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN THE LAST YEAR IN TERMS>>WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN THE LAST YEAR IN TERMS OF JOB GROWTH? THE LAST YEAR IN TERMS OF JOB GROWTH?>>ITS WITHIN HUGE. OF JOB GROWTH?>>ITS WITHIN HUGE. IN 2014, WE HAD OVER>>ITS WITHIN HUGE. IN 2014, WE HAD OVER 6,000 PLUS JOBS. IN 2014, WE HAD OVER 6,000 PLUS JOBS. AND THE LAST QUARTER 6,000 PLUS JOBS. AND THE LAST QUARTER ALONE, SALES TAX HAS AND THE LAST QUARTER ALONE, SALES TAX HAS GONE UP 35%. ALONE, SALES TAX HAS GONE UP 35%.>>Reporter: GONE UP 35%.>>Reporter: FULFILLMENT CENTER>>Reporter: FULFILLMENT CENTER BOOM TOWNS ARE FULFILLMENT CENTER BOOM TOWNS ARE SPRINGING UP ACROSS BOOM TOWNS ARE SPRINGING UP ACROSS AMERICA, THE AVERAGE SPRINGING UP ACROSS AMERICA, THE AVERAGE PAY $12 TO $14 AN AMERICA, THE AVERAGE PAY $12 TO $14 AN HOUR. PAY $12 TO $14 AN HOUR. EVEN THESE JOBS MAY HOUR. EVEN THESE JOBS MAY NOT LAST FOREVER AS EVEN THESE JOBS MAY NOT LAST FOREVER AS AUTOMATION PLAYS A NOT LAST FOREVER AS AUTOMATION PLAYS A BIGGER ROLE. AUTOMATION PLAYS A BIGGER ROLE.>>THIS ISNT A SILVER BIGGER ROLE.>>THIS ISNT A SILVER BULLET.>>THIS ISNT A SILVER BULLET. ITS HOPE AND BULLET. ITS HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY. ITS HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY. BUT IT HAS TO BE OPPORTUNITY. BUT IT HAS TO BE LEVERED. BUT IT HAS TO BE LEVERED. AND THAT MEANS TAKING LEVERED. AND THAT MEANS TAKING THE PROCEEDS FROM AND THAT MEANS TAKING THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS, AND INVESTING IN THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS, AND INVESTING IN THE COMMUNITY TO MAKE THIS, AND INVESTING IN THE COMMUNITY TO MAKE IT MORE DURABLE OVER THE COMMUNITY TO MAKE IT MORE DURABLE OVER THE LONG HAUL. IT MORE DURABLE OVER THE LONG HAUL.>>Reporter: BUT FOR THE LONG HAUL.>>Reporter: BUT FOR GIPEL THE TIME IS NOW.>>Reporter: BUT FOR GIPEL THE TIME IS NOW.>>THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE

4 Replies to “Online Shopping Trend Creates Boom Towns Across The U.S. | NBC Nightly News

  1. I am glad for these places with a booming job market increase. I wonder if in 10 years there will still be many people left in the fulfillment centers after automation takes over?

  2. I wonder how much the price of vegetables will increase in the next 1 year in this town. Just a thought about towns getting expensive to live when the local governments provide land at such low rates and huge tax breaks.Five years from now when rent will increase, healthcare will be unaffordable, food will be outsourced because farm land has reduced, complaining will start.

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