Amazon clears land, working on site
Recently, Amazon began clearing on a $75.2 million distribution center in the Town of Montgomery.
While many nonessential construction sites were ordered to shut down, the work on Amazon continues as it was viewed as crucial for supply chains. Construction is expected to take about 18 months on the 1,010,880-square-foot facility at the intersection of Routes 747 and 17K. It will be the largest building in Orange County.
The Amazon warehouse will provide 800 jobs, an additional 300 construction jobs and bring millions of tax dollars and additional revenue to aid education, emergency services and municipalities in the region. Amazon is required to hire at least 85 percent local laborers.
Over 15 years, the project will provide more than $25 million in phase-in taxes. It's estimated over the next 15 years, Amazon will create:
* $22 million in regional taxes
* $14 million to Valley Central School District
* $2.2 million to Orange County
* $2.5 million to Coldenham Fire District
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