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Amazon.com To Open Jeffersonville Facility, Hire Up To 1,050

Amazon.com says it will open a new fulfillment center in Jeffersonville, creating up to 1,050 jobs by 2015.A press release from the online retailer says it will invest $150 million in the facility, to be located in the River Ridge Commerce Center. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered the company up to $2 million in conditional tax credits and up to $300,000 in training grants.This will be Amazon.com’s fifth Indiana facility. It’s scheduled to open this fall.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.