Ohio approves tax incentives for 2 new Amazon centers

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FILE – In this June 30, 2011, file photo, a United Parcel Service driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state has signed off on tax incentives for two more Amazon distribution centers in Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the tax breaks could be worth up to $12.1 million based on how many jobs the internet retailer creates.

The new centers in Akron and in Rossford near Toledo are expected to create 2,500 jobs. They will be seventh and eighth for Amazon in Ohio.

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved both projects on Monday. Amazon will receive a portion of the state income tax that the new workers pay.

The fulfillment center in Akron is hiring 1,500 workers with a total payroll of $46.8 million annually. In Rossford, Amazon will hire 1,000 workers at a payroll of $31.2 million.

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