Amazon could add three more facilities in South Carolina if lawmakers give the online retailer the sales-tax collection exemption it wants for a Lexington County distribution center, lawmakers and business leaders said Tuesday.
Company allies said more jobs are at stake beyond the 1,249 promised in the Midlands, upping the ante as a legislative showdown approaches as soon as today on revival of the tax break.
Opening a distribution center near Cayce is only phase one for Amazon, said Scott Adams of Lexington, a telecommunications equipment executive leading the effort to resurrect the exemption. The news only gets better.
Lexington County officials have said Amazon has discussed opening a second facility next to the $40 million center being built off I-77 near 12th Street. That could be a computer hub to help the online retailers operations, Adams said.
Supporters also suggested another distribution center could open in Spartanburg. A fourth site and possible facility has not been disclosed.