Amazon.com is aiming to open a second metro Detroit distribution center, this one in Romulus, that would create 1,600 new jobs and expand the Seattle based retailer's Midwest distribution network in Michigan.

The company is asking for a $5 million grant from the state, which could help offset the cost of new roads and infrastructure improvements.

The new center could be built and open within a year.  Amazon now has more than 70 distribution centers in the U.S., which employ more than 90,000 full time workers.  Here's the latest from the Detroit Free Press.