Ohio offers Amazon tax breaks to build $1.1 billion data center

A just-delivered Amazon box is seen on a counter in Golden, ColoradoBy Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – State and local officials in Ohio are courting Amazon.com Inc with tax breaks and other perks to convince the No. 1 U.S. online retailer to build a $ 1.1 billion data center in central Ohio and create 120 jobs, according to public records. The records offer a rare look at the typically tight-lipped company's growth plans for its popular cloud computing division, Amazon Web Services, founded in 2006. There are 10 AWS data centers, called regions within the company, around the world, including four in the United States, AWS said. …



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