Amazon Doubles Central Ohio Plans to 2,000 Jobs
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Just two months ago Gov. John Kasich and Paul Misener, Amazon's vice president of global public policy, announced expansion plans beyond the $1.1B Big Data network in Central Ohio. This expansion would bring roughly 1,000 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars. Now a proposal for state tax incentives through Ohio Development Services Agency reveals plans to invest $225M on a project in Licking County that would create 2,000 jobs, double its initial projection, Columbus Business First reports. JobsOhio recommends a 15-year, 75% job creation tax credit of $17.5M. Amazon already has an incentives package from host cities Dublin, Hilliard, and New Albany to develop the three data centers in Central Ohio. The online retail giant will go before the Ohio Tax Credit Authority on Monday along with 14 other businesses. [CBF]