Why the secrecy over Amazon in Colorado Springs?

KRDO (Colorado Springs): Amazon, the online retail giant, has been in Colorado Springs since last fall, but its operations continued to be kept a secret until this week.

The company currently operates a temporary distribution facility at the Colorado Springs Airport, but city and Amazon officials hadn’t commented before on the company’s current and future plans.

Previously, when asked for details, the city referred questions to Amazon; Amazon replied by saying it had no information to share.

Earlier this week, Amazon announced it purchased 19 acres in a business park just south of the airport, near the intersection of Powers and Grinnell boulevards.

Workers have already started construction of a larger, permanent facility scheduled to open this fall.

On Friday, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers shed some light on the reasons for the secrecy.

Visit KRDO for more.

Subscribe to Our Blog