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    Posted: Aug 30 2017 at 3:18pm
Laural Bischoff and Katlin Schroeder are reporting that Amazon will add 1000 jobs at their new Monroe location.



Amazon will open a new fulfillment center in a Monroe industrial park off Interstate 75, adding 1,000 new jobs, the state announced today.

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 1.39 percent, 10-year tax credit for the Amazon facility that is expected to create $26.7 million in new payroll and be a $30 million fixed-asset investment.

Matt Deptola of JobsOhio said “Ohio competed with multiple surrounding states for the project. The job creation tax credit was a major factor in the company’s decision to move forward with the project.”

Jen Patterson of the city of Monroe said the Amazon fulfillment center will go into a greenfield, class A industrial park “that has had a lot of really great names in it. This fits really nicely with what we have developed out there. The city is in it for a 100 percent, 15-year tax abatement that our council actually put on that park years ago with this vision that this is what it would become. It is really nice on our end to see validation for that foresight about 10 years ago.”

Monroe’s Park North, an industrial park off Ohio 63 near I-75 and the Cincinnati Premium Outlet Mall, has several large warehouses under construction.
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Bizjournal Highlights:

-The 10-year tax incentive would be worth close to $3.8 million if Amazon creates the jobs promised. The company's new building will cost $30 million.

-The state says it's hopeful Amazon will top its jobs commitment, as has been the case with its two standing hubs in Columbus. Jobs are expected to be created through the end of 2020, state documents show.

-The investment would add to Amazon's growing Ohio infrastructure, which includes fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz, near Columbus, which now have more than 4,500 full-time jobs. The company just Friday announced an 855,000-square-foot distribution center planned in North Randall, near Cleveland, which will add another 2,000 jobs.

-A JobsOhio spokesperson said it will continue to work with the company on the project, noting it's not a done deal and there are still steps to take before the company fully commits to the center.



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"A JobsOhio spokesperson said it will continue to work with the company on the project, noting it's not a done deal and there are still steps to take before the company fully commits to the center."

 

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Unconfirmed: JobsOhio reports that there is a gag order in place.

Probably till everything gets signed sealed and delivered.
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Unconfirmed: Approved by State Tax authority but that is just one step in the process.


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CONFIRMED BY AMAZON

Amazon Expands in Ohio with Monroe Fulfillment Center
New facility will employ more than 1,000 associates

September 18, 2017 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its fourth Ohio fulfillment center in Monroe, which will create more than 1,000 full-time positions. The company recently announced an upcoming fulfillment center in North Randall, and it currently operates fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz. Additionally, there are more than 65,000 authors, sellers, and developers in Ohio growing their businesses and reaching new customers via Amazon products and services.

“Amazon's commitment to providing quality employment opportunities for residents of the Monroe area is impressive”

“We are excited to continue growing in Ohio, adding 1,000 new jobs to the more than 6,000 Amazonians already working in the state,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment. “The support of local leaders and incredible workforce has been instrumental in our decision to locate the new fulfillment center in the state, and we are grateful for the support we’ve received to bring new jobs and investment to Ohio.”

“We welcome Amazon’s commitment to bring 1,000 new jobs to Monroe and its growth in Southwest Ohio,” said JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor. “Amazon is a terrific partner of Ohio, and we look forward to working with the company as it expands jobs and opportunities throughout the state.”

Associates at the one-million-square-foot facility will pick, pack and ship larger customer items such as sports equipment, gardening tools, and pet food.

“Amazon's commitment to providing quality employment opportunities for residents of the Monroe area is impressive,” said Monroe City Manager William Brock. “One of Southwest Ohio's greatest strengths is its collaborative and regional nature, and we are proud that this project will positively affect numerous communities.”

Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one.

“Amazon’s decision to locate in Monroe deepens the company’s investment in our region,” said Johnna Reeder, president and CEO, REDI Cincinnati. “Greater Cincinnati’s location at the heart of the U.S. makes it easier to access customers across the country. We’re proud to welcome Amazon to its new home in Monroe.”

“Warren County is excited to have Amazon build on its already strong partnership with Ohio as it locates a new facility in the City of Monroe,” said Martin Russell, executive director of the Warren County Port Authority. “Amazon’s commitment to Warren County and all of Southwest Ohio will afford those seeking employment with great opportunity. With Warren County’s prime location at the center of the U.S. market, we look forward to partnering with Amazon as they continue to grow their business here and globally.”

Amazon also offers regular full-time employees maternity and parental leave benefits and access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, more than 10,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.

To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.

The Monroe project is being developed by IDI Gazeley.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.
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“We are excited to continue growing in Ohio, adding 1,000 new jobs to the more than 6,000 Amazonians already working in the state,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s vice president of North America Customer Fulfillment. “The support of local leaders and incredible workforce has been instrumental in our decision to locate the new fulfillment center in the state, and we are grateful for the support we’ve received to bring new jobs and investment to Ohio.”

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The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 1.39 percent, 10-year tax credit for the Amazon facility that is expected to create $26.7 million in new payroll and be a $30 million fixed-asset investment. The tax credit starts in January. As part of the tax credit agreement, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority says Amazon will have to maintain operations at the Monroe location for at least 13 years.

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This might be in part due to my wife's Amazon addiction
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