FedEx Logistics announces plans to build a $5 billion facility in Georgia


— FedEx Logistic has announced plans to expand its global operations by building a $6.2 billion facility and adding more than 600 jobs.

The move is part of a broader strategy to diversify its operations and expand into more markets around the world, as FedEx seeks to attract more consumers to its fleet of nearly 1,400 trucks.

FedEx, which has about 4,400 employees in the U.S., said it plans to add about 2,600 new jobs and hire about 1,500 new workers in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina in 2018, bringing its total workforce to more than 5,200.

The company also said it is planning to build its new logistics facility at the new $5.4 billion airport in Jones Mall in Atlanta.

The new logistics center will include more than 10,000 square feet of office space, about 500,000 sq. ft. of commercial space and will be home to a 1,800-bed center for delivery and storage services.

FedEX, which is based in Atlanta, plans to hire about 476 people in Georgia by 2019.

The company said it would begin building new facilities in the Atlanta area in 2018.