Aurora Approves Huge Tax Break To Amazon For New Facility

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The city of Aurora is offering more than $1 million in tax breaks to Amazon.

The online retailer plans to build a huge facility in Aurora.

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The much-anticipated device is available for pre-order today and is available exclusively with AT&T service.

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The Aurora City Council approved the tax deal Monday night. It gives Amazon a 36 percent discount on sales and use taxes for the construction.

The warehouse will be near the Interstate 70 and E-470 interchange. It is expected to bring about 1,000 new jobs.

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