On Monday, Delaware officials approved $4.5 million in incentives for Amazon. The retailer plans to build a five-story, 3.8 million-square-foot distribution facility in Newport.
Amazon needs to create 1,000 full-time jobs in the first three years to receive $3 million in incentives.
Amazon plans to invest $50 million in new equipment and machinery, and hire 50 managers averaging $60,000 salaries. The other 950 jobs will be paid $15 or $15.86 per hour.
According to the AP, Amazon made $11.6 billion in profit in 2019.
The site in Newport has been vacant since GM closed an assembly plant in 2009.