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Hillsborough County Commissioners Say Yes to Amazon.com

Hillsborough County Commissioners Say Yes to Amazon.com

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Calling this "a beautiful deal for Hillsborough County", Hillsborough County commissioners have unamimously approved a big incentive deal to lure Amazon.com to the county.

The proposal would provide $6 million dollars in tax breaks if Amazon builds a $200-million, one-million-square-foot warehouse in the Ruskin area. That would result in 1,000 new jobs, 375 of which would be considered higher wage jobs.

Bringing Amazon to Florida would also mean you would have to pay a 6% sales tax on items they buy through Amazon.com.

 

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