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Amazon Eyes Fall River For Distribution Center

A UPS driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif., in this June 30, 2011, file photo. (Paul Sakuma/AP)
A UPS driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif., in this June 30, 2011, file photo. (Paul Sakuma/AP)
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Internet retail giant Amazon is considering opening a fulfillment center in Fall River.

Mayor William Flanagan tweeted a picture Thursday of Amazon's "letter of intent" to build a facility in his city, near the border with Freetown.

In the letter dated October 23, Amazon said the proposed facility would create 1,000 new full-time jobs during its first three years of operations, with an average salary of $35,000 or more. It also said the company expects to hire "hundreds of part-time and temporary positions."

According to the Fall River Herald, Amazon company predicts it will spend $200 million on capital investment and equipment for the proposed facility.

If given final approval, construction on the one million square foot facility in the South Coast Life Science & Technology Park could begin early next year.

According to the Boston Buisness Journal, Amazon is also in talks to build a 328,000 square foot warehouse in Stoughton, where it was already awarded for tax breaks worth $2.89 million over 10 years.

Amazon is expected to build out a "pass-through" facility where goods from larger distribution hubs will be allocated among trucks for local delivery

Amazon currently has an office in Cambridge and a robotics firm in North Reading.

--Here's Amazon's full letter of intent:

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