With Incentives Approved, Amazon.com Bringing 1,249 Jobs to Columbia, South Carolina
Labor costs and the site's proximity to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport and seaports attracted Amazon.com to Columbia. Doug Woodward, a University of South Carolina economist and researcher, called Amazon.com a "marquee name" that could help attract other businesses to the Columbia area.
The incentives package includes property tax breaks and the repeal of Sunday sales restrictions, which Amazon.com requested to aid its 24-hour operation. State commerce officials will provide $2.5 million towards land donation.
The facility is Amazon.com's second in the southeast. Its other distribution site is in Tennessee. Both sites serve global customers.
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