Spartanburg council approves Amazon facility
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Spartanburg County Council voted unanimously Friday to offer incentives to bring mega online retailer Amazon.com to the area. Amazon would build a new facility on or along a 200-plus acre site near John Dodd Road, investing around $50 million and creating 390 jobs, according to the ordinance. Councilman David Britt, the council’s Economic Recruitment and Development Committee chairman, said the agreement includes economic incentives and a fee-in-lieu of taxes agreement from the county for the company. Spartanburg County Council passed the first and second ordinances about “Project 300” before revealing Amazon as the company during a public hearing Nov.