Amazon VP visits the Midlands
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 21:45:44 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Amazon.com TMs Vice President of Global Public Policy is visiting the Midlands Tuesday. It is his first visit since state lawmakers approved a 5-year sales tax break for the online retailer.
Paul Misener spoke to the members of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce during a weekly breakfast. WACH Fox News is attending the event and will bring you the latest on-air and online.
"We're putting down roots here in South Carolina," said Misener Tuesday "we intend on being here a long long time."
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In exchange for state lawmakers approving the tax incentive, Amazon is putting 2000 people to work at its new distribution center in Lexington County and making a $125 million investment.
Melinda Price has been unemployed for more than a year. She TMs says she will apply for a position. I think it's a great opportunity, it's what this state needs and I TMve been unemployed for a whole year and so, as long as they've got benefits I TMm ready to stand in line and apply, she said.
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