COLUMBUS– State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today applauded the announcement that Amazon has selected New Albany as the site for the third central Ohio data center of its subsidiary Valdata. 

Amazon will construct new facilities in New Albany, Hillard and Dublin for its Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud and fulfillment center network, an undertaking that is expected to create more than 120 new full-time jobs and generate $9.6 million in additional payroll over the next several years.

"Today's announcement by Amazon means more jobs, more economic development and more opportunity for central Ohio and western Licking County," said Hottinger. "Amazon and its subsidiary Valdata are the latest in an growing list of companies who call New Albany home."

The New Albany City Council recently approved a 15-year, 100 percent property tax abatement for 68 acres in the New Albany Business Park, where construction on a $300 million, 150,000-square-foot data center will soon be underway.

"The New Albany Business Park is already the largest corporate business park in the state, and it is quickly emerging as one of the most attractive locations in the country for establishing, relocating and expanding a business," Hottinger added. "It repeatedly makes the short list for mega deals that bring massive investment to the region, and it's clear to me its best days are yet to come."

Last summer, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved $81 million in tax incentives to attract new Amazon investment to Ohio.

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