January 23, 2012, 11:07 AM

Amazon will build a fulfillment center in South Carolina

The warehouse will be the second one for the e-retailer in that state.

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Amazon.com Inc. said today it will open a fulfillment center in Spartanburg County, SC. Amazon, No. 1 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, said it opened its first South Carolina fulfillment center last year in Lexington County’s Saxe Gotha Industrial Park.

Amazon opened the Lexington County facility after winning an agreement last year from the state legislature that it would not have to collect sales tax in South Carolina for five years, despite having a physical presence in the state.

Amazon said it will spend $50 million on the new warehouse, which will employ hundreds of full-time workers.

“South Carolina has been a great home for us and we’re excited to create hundreds of additional jobs in the state,” says Dave Clark, vice president, Amazon global customer fulfillment. “We had a great first holiday season in Lexington County and we look forward to serving our customers from both Lexington and Spartanburg Counties by the fall.”

Amazon says it expects to open the warehouse in fall. Amazon fulfillment centers in South Carolina are operated by Amazon.com.dedc LLC. The e-retailer operates approximately 70 fulfillment centers around the world.

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