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Renew Could Create 1,000 Jobs in Columbia, South Carolina, Area

South Carolina's Lexington County Council is expected to vote on an incentives package tonight that could bring to the Columbia region, local television station WSPA reports. The 1 million-square-foot distribution center in question could create approximately 1,000 jobs.

Governor Mark Sanford would not confirm a potential Amazon investment in the state.

Columbia is located at a strategic transportation hub. The potential Amazon site is off of Interstate 77, near I-26 and I-20. It is also near air transport via the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, which has a UPS hub across the street.

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