- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s largest city has approved a tax incentive package for a new Amazon distribution center that is expected to add 1,500 jobs.

News outlets reported Charlotte City Council voted Monday for $13 million in incentives for the distribution center expected to open next year.

Mayor Vi Lyles said before the vote that the tax breaks for the project near Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is for Amazon.

Amazon is expected to spend $200 million setting up the distribution center.

Councilman James Mitchell said the jobs will pay between $25,000 and $45,000 annually.

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