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Amazon plans another Indiana warehouse, 1,000 jobs

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Amazon.com Inc. announced on Tuesday morning that it will open a new distribution center in southern Indiana and create up to 1,050 jobs by 2015 as part of a $150 million expansion.

The new location in Jeffersonville will be the company’s fifth warehouse in Indiana and first outside the Indianapolis area. Amazon has two existing facilities in Plainfield, one in Indianapolis and one in Whitestown. It will occupy more than 4 million square feet of space in Indiana once the Jeffersonville warehouse is operating.

The Seattle-based company expects to open the new facility in the fall.

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

Indiana Economic Development Corp. said it will provide Amazon up to $2 million in performance-based tax credits and up to $300,000 in training grants based on the company's job-creation plans.

River Ridge Development Authority also has approved additional property-tax abatements and will support infrastructure improvements.

In January, state officials reached an agreement with Amazon.com to have the online retailer begin collecting Indiana’s 7-percent sales tax from customers in the state in 2014.

The deal could lead to Indiana bringing in at least $20 million more in annual sales tax revenue.
 

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  • Jeffersonville
    Going by most of my Amazon purchases, there is a large distribution center in Lexington, KY. If they can offset that to the Jeffersonville location, they could save quite a bit on travel time and costs, cutting over an hour out of a drive.
  • @Lee - Why so close to KY?
    I'm sure it's not as simple as this, but the proximity to I-65 will surely help with distribution. I-64 also wouldn't be too far away.

    Amazon appears to be trying to minimize shipping distances by building a number of distribution centers around the country. With two in the Indianapolis area, something closer to Louisville will probably help their distribution network in that region.
  • Amazon opening in Jeffersonville?!?
    Why so close to KY???

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