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Amazon Shows Off Spartanburg Fulfillment Center

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The grand opening ceremony was held at the Spartanburg facility, despite being open since September. The grand opening ceremony was held at the Spartanburg facility, despite being open since September.
Amazon opened its doors Monday morning to show off the new Upstate fulfillment center. Amazon opened its doors Monday morning to show off the new Upstate fulfillment center.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -

Amazon opened its doors Monday morning to show off the new Upstate fulfillment center.

The grand opening ceremony was held at the Spartanburg facility, despite being open since September.

Amazon announced plans in January, 2012 to build the center on John Dodd Road. The company said it would make a $50 million investment and hire hundreds of workers. The company was given incentives to move to the area.

Amazon operates a similar facility in Lexington County.

In addition to a several-year sales tax exemption given by the State of South Carolina, Amazon was granted a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement by Spartanburg County.

The FILOT included road improvements around the site and a property tax break in exchange for an annual fee to be paid to the county.

The county deal is contingent upon Amazon's meeting several performances, including a $50 million investment and the hiring of around 375 employees, according to Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt.

Britt said the company has already exceeded those marks, and Amazon execs say expansion is possible in the coming years.

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