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Greenwood a finalist for Amazon sorting facility that would bring more than 1,200 jobs to the city

Posted at 12:29 AM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 05:52:14-04

GREENWOOD, Ind, -- Greenwood is a finalist for an Amazon facility that would bring more than 1,200 jobs to the area, the mayor said. 

Greenwood's City-County Council voted Monday evening to give Amazon a tax abatement to construct the facility, which would be located at the I-65/Worthville Road interchange on the south end of the city. 

The city is a finalist for the sorting facility, which would employ upwards of 1,200 people at an average salary of $15 per hour. It is unknown what the median salary would be. 

Mayor Mark Myers says Amazon likes the location because it is right next to a major highway which connects Indianapolis, I-70, I-69 and I-74. 

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Myers hopes to hear from Amazon in the next few weeks. 

The Greenwood facility is not connected to the Amazon headquarters, which Indianapolis is still in the running for

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