Online retailer Amazon began moving dirt on an expansive 1 million-square-foot distribution center on an 80-acre site in Beloit’s Gateway Business Park, near the interchange of I-43 and I-90-39. The estimated $130 million project is projected to create 1,000 new jobs. Construction is expected to be completed by September 2020.
Amazon marks the largest project in the 18-year history of the Gateway Business Park. Current businesses include Chicago Fittings, Kettle Foods, Kerry Ingredients, The Morse Group, NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, Specialty Tools, Staples Order Fulfillment Center and Pratt Industries.