02.02.2012 Williams Mullen Assists Dinwiddie County IDA with Location Williams Mullen has announced that the firm represented the Industrial Development Authority ("IDA") of Dinwiddie County, Virginia in the assemblage of 120 acres of land in the Dinwiddie Commerce Park in connection with the recently announced Amazon fulfillment center.

On December 22, 2011, Governor Bob McDonnell and, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the company’s plans to open two fulfillment centers in Virginia, investing a total of $135 million. The company will invest $85 million and create more than 1,000 jobs in Chesterfield County, and invest $50 million in Dinwiddie County, creating more than 350 jobs. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Chesterfield County, Dinwiddie County, the Greater Richmond Partnership, and Virginia’s Gateway Region to secure the project for Virginia.

“Dinwiddie County is a great choice for Amazon’s fulfillment center. We are pleased the potential in Dinwiddie Commerce Park was recognized for the project,” said H. Gregory Reid, Director of Economic Development for the County. “Many organizations, departments, authorities and boards were involved in this deal. We are also thankful to the law firm of Williams Mullen who represented Dinwiddie in this matter. The legal team, headed by former Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Patrick O. Gottschalk, and Jonathan Frank was able to cover an extensive array of legal needs, including dealing with incentive packages, real estate transfers and title issues.”

The new facilities are expected to be complete next fall. Amazon’s fulfillment centers in Virginia will be operated by LLC.