The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved a proposal Thursday that would give $10.25 million in Kentucky business incentives to a subsidiary of Amazon.com, should it choose to open a $20-million customer support center in Winchester.
To receive the full tax credit from the state, the company, AMZN.wacs Inc, would have to create 550 full-time jobs and 600 part-time and seasonal jobs, said Todd Denham, executive director of the Winchester-Clark County Industrial Authority. The jobs would have an average hourly pay of $20.33 with benefits.
The 70,000-square-foot center, Denham said, would be built on a seven-acre site to be determined.
The agency also approved a $250,000 economic development grant agreement for the project. That money would also be issued to AMZN from the state should it choose to locate in Winchester. At a Winchester Board of Commissioners meeting last week, commissioners voted to approve a resolution to allow the City of Winchester to enter into the agreement.