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Report: Incentives For Gwinnett Amazon Distribution Center Neared $20 Million

A worker fulfills an order at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Staten Island, New York. A recent report on the expense of luring Amazon to Gwinnett County is raising some eyebrows.
A worker fulfills an order at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Staten Island, New York. A recent report on the expense of luring Amazon to Gwinnett County is raising some eyebrows.
Credit Kathy Willens / Associated Press file

About $20 million.

That’s the total incentive package offered to Amazon to bring up to a thousand jobs to Gwinnett County at a new distribution facility now under construction on West Park Place Boulevard, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Tyler Estep covers Gwinnett County for the newspaper, and his recent story on the expense of luring Amazon is raising some eyebrows.

On Tuesday’s “All Things Considered,” Estep spoke with WABE’s Jim Burress about the controversy.