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Amazon To Open $150 Million “Fulfillment Center” in Jeffersonville, Indiana

Area Development Online News Desk (03/28/2012)
Amazon.com will invest $150 million in a new "fulfillment center" at River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, creating up to 1,050 new jobs by 2015

"This is Amazon's fifth Indiana facility. The company is employing thousands of Hoosiers. We're grateful for every one of those jobs," said Governor Mitch Daniels. "These facilities will serve customers across the country, further cementing Indiana's position as the country's logistics capital."

"Indiana is home to thousands of Amazon employees, and we look forward to bringing additional jobs to the state this fall," said Dave Clark, vice president, Amazon global customer fulfillment. "We're grateful to state officials for their business-friendly approach, which supports our continued expansion in Indiana."

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Amazon up to $2 million in conditional tax credits and up to $300,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation. Tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired the company cannot claim the incentive. Also, the IEDC and the Indiana Department of Transportation will allocate funds to improve Cox Road. River Ridge Development Authority has approved an additional property tax abatement through the enterprise zone and will support infrastructure improvements.

State officials also gave the online retailer until 2014 before it must collect sales taxes from customers.

"We are very excited to have a corporate citizen like Amazon here at the River Ridge Commerce Center. Their presence here is further testament of River Ridge being the Midwest's premier development site," said Mark Robinson, president of the River Ridge Development Authority.

"We are extremely excited to have Amazon join our business community," said Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore. "An addition like this shows Jeffersonville is at the forefront of a national rebound."
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