- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio board has approved tax breaks for companies that plan to create or retain jobs in the state, including online retailer Amazon.

Amazon previously announced in May that it would be expanding in Ohio. Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) office said Monday the Seattle-based company expects to create 2,000 full-time positions in Licking County and in the village of Obetz over several years. The state’s Tax Credit Authority approved a 75 percent, 15-year tax credit for the project.

The board reviewed tax credits for 14 economic development proposals brought by JobsOhio and its regional partners. The Kasich administration says the projects could create nearly 4,000 jobs statewide.

Barclays received approval for a project that could add 1,500 jobs in southwest Ohio. An exact location has yet to be determined.

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