Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry

Company: 
Amazon.com
Parent Company: 
Amazon.com
Subsidy Source: 
multiple
Location: 
Alabama
City: 
Bessemer
County: 
Jefferson
Address: 
Powder Plant Road
Project Description: 

fulfillment center

Year: 
2018
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-internet
Subsidy Value: 
$54,600,000
Program Name: 
multiple
Awarding Agency: 
multiple
Type of Subsidy: 
megadeal
Number of Jobs or Training Slots: 
1,500
Wage Data: 
$14.65
Wage Data Type: 
average wage per hour
Capital Investment: 
$325,000,000
Source of Data: 

Local subsidies, jobs, wage and investment are based on: Erin Edgemon, "Amazon brings 1,500 jobs to Bessemer," Mobile Register June 24, 2018. State subsidies are based on: Ty West, "Alabama unveils incentives package for Amazon," State: Birmingham Business Journal, June 22, 2018.

Notes: 

Jefferson County offered up to $3.3 million for road improvements and to reimburse the company for certain capital investments. Bessemer City will reimburse the company for capital costs by providing quarterly reimbursements for 10 years (cost of this subsidy is unknown). The city also agreed to lower various city fees, cap its business license tax at $5,000, and help with recruitment, screening, and worker training. The county and the city jointly will construct and operate a transit stop near the facility. The state will provide $48 million: $15.5 million over 10 years in job credits, $26.25 million over 10 years in investment credit, and $6.9 million in workforce development assistance. Alabama Power will match the county's $3.3 million package. Jobs are initial jobs. Overlaps with main Subsidy Tracker data: none.

Source Notes: 
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