Amazon One Step Closer To Coming To Amarillo

The ball is now in Amazon’s court to either accept or reject Amarillo’s economic incentives after the City Council voted on the final offer.

The offer would cut the company’s property taxes by half for five years and give it $2.5 million to meet goals like creating 500 jobs.

Meanwhile, Amazon will have to spend $13.5 million to pay the workers every year.

Council member Elaine Hays voted no to the incentives basing her vote on Amazon’s violation of free speech standards by taking social media company Parler off its services.

AEDC President and CEO Kevin Carter said the company hopes to open the warehouse in northeast Amarillo before its busy Christmas season.