Amazon to build $200 million facility in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY — Online retail giant Amazon has committed to build a $200 million facility here.

FOX 13 first reported on Amazon’s plans ahead of an announcement Thursday morning by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. GOED’s board voted to approve $5.7 million in economic incentives to lure the online company here.

“To have a company like Amazon, as big as they are, choose Utah for a fulfillment center is an amazing opportunity for us,” Governor Gary Herbert told FOX 13 on Thursday.

The facility will be a regional fulfillment center for online orders, employing hundreds as it is being built and 130 full-time jobs when finished. Figures FOX 13 reviewed showed the facility is projected to generate $85 million in wages over eight years and $28 million in tax revenue.

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Written by BEN WINSLOW,

Copyright 2017, KSTU. A Tribune broadcasting station

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  • DRT June 9, 2017 at 8:19 am

    You had to know, when Amazon agreed to start charging Utah sales tax, although not required by law to do so, that it wasn’t an altruistic move on their part. But that aside, I’m happy to see them come into Utah for this facility!

  • comments June 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Amazon has become “the walmart” of online retailers. I try to avoid shopping there but sometimes do just for the convenience. The prices are average at best, but the variety of junk they sell is extremely vast.

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