Amazon Packing After South Carolina Vote: http://tinyurl.com/3usx2cv
Amazon all but told South Carolina goodbye Wednesday after the online
retailer lost a legislative showdown on a sales tax collection
exemption it wants to open a distribution center that would bring
1,249 jobs to the Midlands.
Company officials immediately halted plans to equip and staff the one
million-square-foot building under construction at I-77 and 12th
Street near Cayce.
“As a result of today’s unfortunate House vote, we’ve canceled $52
million in procurement contracts and removed all South Carolina
fulfillment center job postings from our (Web) site,” said Paul
Misener, Amazon vice president for global public policy.
The decision came shortly after state representatives rejected the tax