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New state funding comes in for Amazon distribution center project in Twinsburg

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 13:52:23-04

New funding has come in for an Amazon.com project in the city, according to the Ohio State Senate.

On Monday, $310,000 in funding was approved by the Ohio Controlling Board to support the project's road improvements. 

State Senator Frank LaRose said the funds will go towards extending Independence Parkway by 750 feet to allow for construction of Amazon's new 248,000-square-foot distribution center in Twinsburg's CornerStone Business Park. 

In May, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a six-year tax credit to give Amazon.com an incentive to build a distribution center in Twinsburg, LaRose said. The facility is expected to support 150 full-time employees and create more than $4 million in new annual payroll by the end of 2019.