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Amazon to Open Fifth Indiana Facility

Fulfillment center to create more than 1,000 jobs.

Amazon is expected to open its fifth warehouse in Indiana this fall, creating more than 1,000 jobs by 2015, the marketplace announced today.

The new Jeffersonville, IN, fulfillment center comes two months after Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced that Amazon would not have to start collecting online sales tax from Indiana residents until 2014. Amazon opened its first fulfillment center in the state in 2007, according to news reports, when lawmakers promised they would not to push the retailer to collect sales tax for several years.

For the new $150 million facility in Jeffersonville, 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 number of jobs the company creates, Amazon reports. But credits are performance based, officials add, so the company cannot claim the incentives until employees are hired.

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

The Indiana facilities will serve customers across the U.S., “further cementing Indiana’s position as the country’s logistics capital,” adds Daniels.

Amazon notes that Indiana is the fifth-busiest state for commercial cargo traffic in the United States, with more than 1.1 billion tons of freight cargo making its way through the state every year.

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  • Carson

    Nice. These are jobs that could have been Illinois jobs, except Quinn and his short-sighted moronic tax and spend cohorts ran Amazon out of Illinois in 2007. I’m ashamed to be a Democrat. Illinois has become the worst state in the US for e-commerce business-or any other business, for that matter.
    I should have said, I WAS a Democrat…



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