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Pennsylvania Lures Amazon DC

Harrisburg, Pa. Associated Press reported that Amazon.com will open a distribution center in Hazleton, Pa. An estimated $1.75 million in economic incentives provided by the state sweetened the deal for Amazon. The planned 600,000-sq.-ft. DC is expected to create 1,100 permanent jobs as well as 800 seasonal jobs.

The report stated that Amazon will spend approximately $20 million on the project and the state has tossed in a $1.25 million “opportunity grant” as well as $500,000 for training.

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