By: Brad Bacon
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.
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