Amazon recently announced the need for around 1,000 new employees to work in the new fulfillment center in Bondurant. The new center is an exciting addition to the area. Blue Ridge Commons is under construction less than two miles from Amazon’s new location. City Administrator, Marketa Oliver has stated “It’s a huge addition to the community, when you have people working in your community, they’re going to stop and get gas. They’re going to eat lunch. They’re going to buy groceries here. Maybe they will decide to buy a home in the city. It’s a huge deal to have that center of employment.”, according to the article.