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Amazon center to open by year’s end

Jun 14, 2011 10:26:00 AM - thestate.com
Online retailer Amazon plans to open its new distribution center near Cayce by Dec. 31 but the exact date is uncertain, company vice-president Paul Misener said this morning.

Building the million-square-foot center is proceeding after “we slowed down things a bit” until the Legislature provided a sales tax collection exemption, he told members of the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce.

The number of employees that will be hired initially also is unsettled yet, he said.

Amazon must have a payroll of 2,000 by the end of 2013 under the deal it made with lawmakers to qualify for the tax break.

The company also is “putting down roots” in South Carolina, he said.

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