Chattanooga approves incentives for Amazon.com

By: Brad Bacon

Bradley-Bacon@mocs.utc.edu

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (The Loop/AP) — Chattanooga City Council members have voted unanimously to offer Amazon.com an incentives package to locate a distribution center in the city.

Representatives of the Seattle-based online company appeared for the first time before the council Tuesday night to discuss a payment-in-lieu of taxes agreement.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Amazon.com is being offered more than $30 million in breaks to put centers in Chattanooga and Bradley County.

The centers would employ more than 3,900 full-time and seasonal workers during peak holiday shipping periods.

Chattanooga would give the company 80 acres near a new Volkswagen plant in an industrial park.

Company policy director Fred Kiga said there are still a few hurdles before the deal is complete.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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  1. Anything that creates jobs… I’m behind all the way!

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