Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos along with other company leaders were in the Bluegrass State Tuesday for the groundbreaking of one of the largest developments in Northern Kentucky’s history.  Amazon is investing $1.4 billion for a Prime Air Hub at the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport.

This hub will change the game for Amazon customers who could soon expect their packages faster.

“This hub is going to let us get packages to customers faster. We are going to move Prime from two day (delivery) to one day and this hub is a big part of that,” Bezos said.

Amazon officials say the hub will create more than 2,000 new jobs and contribute over $1 billion to the economy. The hub will include its own ramp tower, onsite facilities for sortation, and space for up to 100 aircraft.

CVG Airport CEO Candace McGraw said she is glad Amazon chose CVG. Amazon officials said a few things led to that decision including airfield infrastructure, geographic location and the ability to reach a deal quickly.

McGraw and local leaders alike say this hub could spur future economic growth around Northern Kentucky.

“For the region, we know other businesses are going to want to come in here and be close to Amazon. There will be that Amazon effect that will generate additional business, additional growth and who knows what it can mean for the community,” McGraw said.

There is a lot to do before the hub opens. People can expect to see some new roads around the airport to accommodate the extra traffic this hub could bring.

The Amazon Prime Air Hub is set to open at CVG in 2021.